Today in History: March 12

Today in History: March 12

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1496

The Jews are expelled from Syria.

1507

Cesare Borgia dies while fighting alongside his brother, the king of Navarre, in Spain.

1609

The Bermuda Islands become an English colony.

1664

New Jersey becomes a British colony.

1789

The United States Post Office is established.

1809

Great Britain signs a treaty with Persia forcing the French out of the country.

1863

President Jefferson Davis delivers his State of the Confederacy address.

1879

The British Zulu War begins.

1884

Mississippi establishes the first U.S. state college for women.

1894

Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.

1903

The Czar of Russia issues a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout the land.

1909

British Parliament increases naval appropriations for Great Britain.

1911

Dr. Fletcher of the Rockefeller Institute discovers the cause of infantile paralysis.

1912

Juliet Low founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia.

1917

Russian troops mutiny as the "February Revolution" begins.

1930

Gandhi begins his march to the sea to symbolizes his defiance of British rule in India.

1933

President Paul von Hindenburg drops the flag of the German Republic and orders that the swastika and empire banner be flown side by side.

1933

President Roosevelt makes the first of his Sunday evening fireside chats.

1938

German troops enter Austria without firing a shot, forming the anschluss (union) of Austria and Germany.

1939

Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome.

1944

Great Britain bars all travel to neutral Ireland, which is suspected of collaborating with Nazi Germany.

1945

Diarist Anne Frank dies in a German concentration camp.

1959

The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.

1984

Lebanese President Gemayel opens the second meeting in five years calling for the end to nine-years of war.

1985

The United States and the Soviet Union begin arms control talks in Geneva.

1994

The Church of England ordains women priests.