1639 Harvard College is named for one of its first benefactors, clergyman John Harvard.
Harvard University Seal
1950 The FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list debuts.
1951 United Nations forces, led by U.S. troops, recapture Seoul during the Korean War.
1820 Maine becomes the twenty-third state.
1892 In New York State, voting machines are first authorized for use in elections.
1850 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published.
1995 Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American to visit the Russian space station Mir.
March 171737 The Charitable Irish Society of Boston holds the first public celebration of St. Patrick's Day in the American colonies.
According to legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant,
to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish people.
1766 After months of protests by American colonists, Britain repeals the Stamp Act.
1925 The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornatod in U.S. history, kills some seven hundred people in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.
1852 In March 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is published calling attention to the evils of slavery.
1979 The U.S. House begins televising its day-to-day business on C-SPAN.