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Dr. Crawford Long first used ether anesthesia - March 30, 1842

Crawford Long, a doctor in Georgia, became the first to use inhaled ether anesthesia in surgery on this day in 1842.

Sepoy Rebellion - March 29, 1857

On this day in 1857, a 29-year-old sepoy named Mangal Pandey attacked two British officers, which set off more than a year long rebellion.

Fred Hoyle coined "big bang" -  March 28, 1949

On this day in 1949, British astronomer Fred Hoyle coined the term "big bang."

"Typhoid Mary" Mallon quarantined for final time - March 27, 1915

On this day in 1915, domestic cook Mary Mallon was quarantined for the second, and final, time on North Brother Island for being a typhoid carrier. 

"The Gerry-mander" was born - March 26, 1812

On this day in 1812, a headline in the Boston Gazette read "The Gerry-mander", accompanied by a satirical illustration of the district that Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry lived in.

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire - March 25, 1911

On this day in 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory caught fire, and more than 100 workers died.

1921 Women's Olympiad began - March 24, 1921

Today, Anney Reese from the podcasts Stuff Mom Never Told You and Savor joins me to talk about the 1921 Women's Olympiad.

Henry "Box" Brown mailed himself to freedom - March 23, 1849

On this day in 1849, an enslaved man named Henry Brown packed himself up in a box and was shipped to Pennsylvania, a free state. Listen to the Stuff You Missed in History Class episode on Henry Brown here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-life-and-magic-of-henry-box-brown.htm

Yuan Shikai abdicated - March 22, 1916

On this day in 1916, Chinese emperor Yuan Shikai abdicated the throne and announced he would resume his presidency. 

Alcatraz closed - March 21, 1963

On this day in 1963, the maximum-security prison Alcatraz closed.

Fred Rogers was born - March 20, 1928

On this day in 1928, Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" fame was born.

Harlem Riot of 1935 - March 19, 1935

On this day in 1935, a petty theft in a S.H. Kress store and rumors a Black Puerto Rican boy's death led to an all-out riot in Harlem. 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist - March 18, 1990

On this day in 1990, two thieves disguised as police officers broke into the Gardner Museum in Boston and stole millions of dollars worth of art that was never recovered.

Bayard Rustin born - March 17, 1912

Labor and civil rights movement leader Bayard Rustin was born on this day in 1912. 

My Lai Massacre - March 16, 1968

On this day in 1968, hundreds of Vietnamese civilians were killed by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War.

Julius Caesar assassinated - March 15, 44 B.C.E.

On this day in 44 B.C.E., Julius Caesar was assassinated.

Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte received an M.D. - March 14, 1889

On this day in 1889, Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte became the first Native American woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree.

Deaf President Now protest ended - March 13, 1988

On this day in 1988, protests at Gallaudet University in support of naming the school's first deaf president ended. Dr. I. King Jordan, a deaf man, became the university's president.

Salt March began - March 12, 1930

On this day in 1930, Gandhi and dozens of his followers set out on the Salt March to protest the salt tax and the British Raj. 

First public basketball game - March 11, 1892

The first public basketball game took place on this day in 1892.