Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, March 12th – Alaskan Proud: U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson signed into law a bill providing government rail service in Alaska, 1914. The Alaska Railroad created by this legislation is now owned by the State of Alaska.
Tuesday, March 13th – The 12th recorded passage of Halley’s Comet occurs, 607.
Wednesday, March 14th – The United States signs a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines, 1947.
Thursday, March 15th – Julius Caesar is assassinated by high-ranking Roman Senators, 44 B.C.
Friday, March 16th – Colonists at Plymouth, Massachusetts record first encountering a Native American, or ‘Indian,’ 1621.
Saturday, March 17th – White South Africans approve constitutional reforms giving legal equality to blacks, 1992.
Sunday, March 18th – Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first man to spacewalk when he exits the Voskhod 2 space capsule while in orbit around the Earth, 1965.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.