23 March It Happened Today
1369 Pedro the Cruel, King of Castile, is murdered.
1801 Russian Tsar Paul I is assassinated by a group of army officers.
1908 Birth of American actress Joan Crawford.
1918 The German gun Big Bertha starts shelling Paris from over 70 miles away.
1925 Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is outlawed in the American state of Tennessee.
1966 The first meeting for over 400 years between the heads of the Anglican and Catholic churches takes place in Rome.