March 19 in History
1452March 19, 1452:
Frederick III becomes the final Holy Roman Emperor to be crowned by the pope of the Roman Catholic Church (Nicholas V).
1911March 19, 1911:
International Women’s Day is observed for the first time with Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Austria being the celebrating countries.
1931March 19, 1931:
The state of Nevada makes gambling legal.
1932March 19, 1932:
Australia’s Sydney Harbor Bridge opens to the public.
1953March 19, 1953:
The Academy Awards are televised for the first time.
1962March 19, 1962:
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s self-titled debut studio album is released.
1984March 19, 1984:
The American sitcom series, “Kate & Allie” makes its debut on CBS TV.
1996March 19, 1996:
159 people are killed when a Manila, Philippines discotheque catches fire.
- March 19, 1996:
Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s divorce is finalized.
2003March 19, 2003:
The Iraq War begins with the ordering of air strikes in Baghdad by US President George W. Bush.