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Boston Massacre - March 5, 1770

On this day in 1770, a brawl broke out in Boston and turned into a deadly fight. The fight, which became known as the Boston Massacre, helped pave the way for the American Revolution

Hindenburg's first flight - March 4, 1936

On this day in 1936, the Hindenburg zeppelin took its first test flight. The Hindenburg's service would end when it caught on fire on May 6, 1937. 

Delta Sigma Theta's First Public Act - March 3, 1913

On this day in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta attended the Women's Suffrage March for their first public act. 

Last attempted assassination of Queen Victoria - March 2, 1882

On this day in 1882, a man named Roderick Maclean attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. It was the eighth and last time someone would try to assassinate the Queen.

Lindbergh baby kidnapped - March 1, 1932

On this day in 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr., the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Lindbergh, was kidnapped.

From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

Tichborne trial ended - Feb. 28, 1874

On this day in 1874, a man who claimed to be the heir of the Tichborne estate was found guilty of perjury.

Letter published on discovery of the neutron - Feb. 27, 1932

On this day in 1932, the journal Nature published a letter by English physicist James Chadwick that detailed his possible discovery of the neutron.

First jazz recording made - Feb. 26, 1917

On this day in 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band made the first jazz recording. 

Hiram Revels became first African-American U.S. senator - Feb. 25, 1870

On this day in 1870, Hiram Revels became the first African-American U.S. senator.

Marbury v. Madison decided - Feb. 24, 1803

On this day in 1803, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison was decided, establishing judicial review.

Dr. Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Trials Began - Feb. 23, 1954

On this day in 1954, Dr Jonas Salk's polio vaccine trials began.

Members of White Rose executed - Feb. 22, 1943

On this day in 1943, White rose members Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst were executed for passing out anti-Nazi pamphlets. 

Malcolm X assassinated - Feb. 21, 1965

On this day in 1965, Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City. 

Ansel Adams born - Feb. 20, 1902

On this day in 1902, renowned photographer Ansel Adams was born.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 - Feb. 19, 1942

On this day in 1942, FDR signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized military commanders to prescribe certain areas as "military zones," which made it legal to incarcerate Japanese Americans in US concentration camps.

Pluto discovered - Feb. 18, 1930

On this day in 1930, junior astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered that Pluto was a planet. Learn even more about Pluto on the episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, Pluto: The Demoted Dwarf Planet.

The Armory Show opened in New York City - Feb. 17, 1913

On this day in 1913, the Armory Show, an exhibition showcasing modern art by hundreds of American and European artists, opened in New York City. 

Fidel Castro sworn in as Cuban prime minister - Feb. 16, 1959

On this day in 1959, Fidel Castro was sworn in as the prime minister of Cuba. 

John "Black" Caesar died - Feb. 15, 1796

On this day in 1796, Australia's first bushranger, John "Black" Caesar, died.