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.



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