Episode 31: Wrestlemania

March 31, 1985, was the date of the World Wrestling Federation’s first Wrestlemania, held at Madison Square Garden in New York. Here are three things you might not know about the first Wrestlemania: 1. The theme song for the event was an instrumental version of “Easy Lover” by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins. 2. The main event was filled with […]

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Episode 30: Batman Begins

On March 30, 1939, the character of Batman made his debut in Detective Comics. Here are three things you might not know about the creation of Batman: 1. Bob Kane was originally credited as the sole creator of Batman. Later Bill Finger would be posthumously credited as co-creating the character with Kane. 2. A copy of Detective Comics issue number […]

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March 29: German V-1 Attacks on Great Britain

March 29th marks the 70th anniversary of the final German V-1 attack against Great Britain during World War II. Here are three things you might not have known about the German V-1 attacks against Great Britain: One: The unmanned aerial bombs were launched from the French and Dutch coasts starting one week after Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy […]

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March 28: Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident

   March 28th marks the 36th anniversary of the partial meltdown of one of the reactors at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania. Here are three things you may not have known about the Three Mile Island accident: One: Property damage and cleanup cost nearly $3.5 billion. The cleanup process took 14 years. Two: There is another reactor […]

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March 27: Typhoid Mary

Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, was quarantined on March 27, 1915. Here are a few things you might not know about Typhoid Mary, the first person identified as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever: One: She worked as a cook for eight families in New York before her first quarantine, seven of the families had outbreaks of typhoid […]

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March 26: Sandra Day O’Connor

March 26th marks the 85th birthday of former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female jurist appointed to that position. Here are three things you might not know about Sandra Day O’Connor. One: She grew up on a cattle ranch near El Paso, Texas before attending Stanford University and earning her bachelor’s and law degree. While […]

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March 25: Aretha Franklin

March 25th is the 73rd birthday of Aretha Franklin. Here are a few things you might not know about the Queen of Soul. First, among those helping to care for Franklin and her siblings following the death of her mother when she was nine years old, was the gospel singing legend Mahalia Jackson. Second, Aretha Franklin has had 100 songs […]

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March 24: New York City Subway

March 24 is the 115th anniversary of the groundbreaking of what would become the New York City subway system. Here are a few facts about the New York Subway you might not have known. First: Despite its name, 40 percent of the subway system is not underground. Second: At one point there were three subway systems operating in New York […]

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March 23: Patrick Henry

On March 23,1775, Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech to the Virginia Convention, arguing to arm the militia to fight against the British. Here are a few things you may not have known about Patrick Henry. • He had 17 children with two wives, the first of which died after they had been married […]

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March 22: Equal Rights Amendment

On March 22, 1972, the United States Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and sent it to the states for ratification. Here are some things you might not know about the Equal Rights Amendment. • It was ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states before a 1982 deadline. • Defense of traditional gender roles was […]

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