March 23 in Pop Culture History

March 23 in Pop Culture History

893 (Earthquake) Iran

1775 – Patrick Henry delivered his ‘Give me liberty, or give me death!’ speech at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Richmond, Virginia.

1839 – The initials ‘O.K.’ were first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for ‘oll correct,’ a popular slang misspelling of ‘all correct’ at the time.

1840 – John William Draper took the first successful photo of the Moon. Actually, a daguerreotype, a precursor of the photograph.

1857 – Elisha Otis’s first elevator was installed at 488 Broadway New York City.

1913 (Tornado) Omaha, Nebraska

1956 – Pakistan became the first Islamic republic in the world.

1963 – #1 Hit March 23, 1963 – March 29, 1963: Ruby & the RomanticsOur Day Will Come

1974 – #1 Hit March 23, 1974 – March 29, 1974: CherDark Lady

1982 – Joanie Loves Chachi premiered on ABC

1983 – President Ronald Reagan introduced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) now called “Star Wars” to the American discussion.

1983 – Dr. Barney C. Clark, the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah’s Medical Center after 112 days with the device.

1996 – #1 Hit March 23, 1996 – May 3, 1996: Celine DionBecause You Loved Me

1998 – James Cameron’s Titanic won 11 Academy Awards.

2000 – Aida (Broadway Musical) Opened on March 23, 2000 and Closed: September 5, 2004

2001 – The Russian space station, Mir, ended 15 years in orbit by burning up entering Earth’s atmosphere, mostly burning up in the atmosphere, and splashing into the Pacific Ocean.

2014 – Les Miserables (Broadway Musical) Opened on March 23, 2014 and Closed: September 4, 2016 (revival)

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