Monday, February 22, 2010

Fun Facts for the month of March

March 1, 1941- Captain America first appeared in a comic book.

March 2, 1976- Walt Disney World welcomed its 50 millionth visitor.

March 3, 1789- The Constitution of the United States went into effect.

March 5, 1994- The world's largest milkshake was made, containing 1,955 gallons of chocolate, in Nelspruit, South Africa.

March 7, 1933- The board game Monopoly was invented.

March 10 1880- The Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England.

March 11, 1969- Levi-Stress started selling bell-bottomed jeans.

March 12, 1789- The U.S. Post Office was established.

March 13, 1951- The comic strip Dennis the Menace appeared for the first time.

March 15, 1962- Wilt Chamberlain is the first to score 4,000 points in an NBA season.

March 16, 1926- Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket.

March 17, 1845- The rubber band was invented.

March 18, 1881- Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on earth opened in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

March 20, 1999- Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first men to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon. The non-stop trip began March 3 and covered 26,500 miles.

March 22, 1954- The first shopping mall opened in Southfield Michigan.

March 24, 1898- The first automobile was sold.

March 26, 1953- Dr. Jonas Salk announced the discovery of a new vaccine that would prevent polio.

March 27, 1884- The first long distance phone call was made between Boston and New York City.

March 28, 1983- Sade Ride became the first woman in space.

March 29, 1886- Coca-Cola was invented.

March 30, 1932- Amelia Earhart became the first woman to flight across the Atlantic.

March 31, 1870- In Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Thomas P. Munday became the first African-American to vote.

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