• Mar 23 2007

    10 Years ago

    Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.


  • Mar 23 2007

    10 Years ago

    Iranian Navy 2007 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.


  • Mar 23 2006

    11 Years ago

    The Federal Reserve discontinues publishing M3 money supply.


  • Mar 23 2005

    12 Years ago

    The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.


  • Mar 23 2005

    12 Years ago

    A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery (BP) kills 15 workers.


  • Mar 23 2004

    13 Years ago

    Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India, India.


  • Mar 23 2003

    14 Years ago

    In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of 2003 invasion of Iraq.


  • Mar 23 2001

    16 Years ago

    The Russian ''Mir'' space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.


  • Mar 23 1999

    18 Years ago

    Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.


  • Mar 23 1996

    21 Years ago

    Taiwan holds its ROC Presidential Election 1996 and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President of the Republic of China.


  • Mar 23 1994

    23 Years ago

    At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexico presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.


  • Mar 23 1994

    23 Years ago

    Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the aviator's fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing 75.


  • Mar 23 1994

    23 Years ago

    A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 Hercules at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing a group of 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground later to become known as the Green Ramp disaster.


  • Mar 23 1989

    28 Years ago

    Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce cold fusion at the University of Utah.


  • Mar 23 1983

    34 Years ago

    Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.


  • Mar 23 1982

    35 Years ago

    Guatemala's government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.


  • Mar 23 1980

    37 Years ago

    Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.


  • Mar 23 1978

    39 Years ago

    The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for Timeline of UN peacekeeping missions along the Blue Line (Lebanon).


  • Mar 23 1965

    52 Years ago

    NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John W. Young).


  • Mar 23 1962

    55 Years ago

    NS Savannah, the first Nuclear marine propulsion cargo-passenger ship, was ship naming and launching as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's ''Atoms for Peace'' initiative.



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