On March 12, 1930, Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi begins a defiant march to the sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt, his boldest act of civil disobedience yet against British rule in India.Britain’s Salt Acts prohibited Indians from collecting or selling salt, a staple in the Indian...The notice urged others to recognize women’s contributions and announced, “The necessity of taking all imaginable care of those who may happen to...On this day in 1921, Giovanni “Gianni” Agnelli, the glamorous, powerful Italian business tycoon who turned Fiat, his family’s car company, into an international conglomerate, is born in Turin, Italy.Agnelli was named for his grandfather, who founded Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, later known as Fiat, in 1899. On this day in 1864, one of the biggest military fiascos of the Civil War begins as a combined Union force of infantry and riverboatsstarts moving up the Red River in Louisiana. assistance for Greece and Turkey to forestall communist domination of the two nations.The month-long campaign was poorly managed and achieved none of the objectives set forth by Union commanders. In a dramatic speech to a joint session of Congress, President Harry S. Historians have often cited Truman’s address, which came to be known as the Truman Doctrine, as the official declaration of...Roosevelt began that first address simply: “I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about...On this day in 1776, in Baltimore, Maryland, a public notice appears in local papers recognizing the sacrifice of women to the cause of the revolution.
Approximately 30,000 people were watching the game between the Nepalese home team, Janakpur, and Muktijodha, of Bangladesh,...
In the 1850s, large numbers of Chinese immigrated to the American West.
Most came from the Pearl River Delta region of South...
Austrian Chancellor Kurt von Schuschnigg, learning... On this day in 1982, Live on the Sunset Strip, the latest concert film recorded by the provocative comedian Richard Pryor, arrives in movie theaters.
Born in 1940 in Peoria, Illinois, Pryor broke into the New York comedy scene in the early 1960s; he made his national television debut in 1964... Kerouac was the son of French-Canadian parents and learned English as a second language.
After being called out to quell workers’ demonstrations on the streets of Petrograd (now St.