March 23 in History

March 23 in Pop Culture History

March 23rd is…
Chia Seeds Day – a day to celebrate these tiny but mighty superfoods! Chia seeds are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and Omega-3 fatty acids. They can be added to smoothies, salads, yogurt, and more for a delicious and nutritious energy boost.
Chip and Dip Day
Cuddly Kitten Day
Melba Toast Day
Meteorological day
Near Miss Day
OK Day
Puppy Day
Ravenclaw Pride Day
Tamale Day

893 (Earthquake) Iran

1775 – Patrick Henry delivered his ‘Give me liberty, or give me death!’ speech at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia.

1839 – The initials ‘O.K.’ were first published in The Boston Morning Post. It was meant as an abbreviation for ‘oll correct,’ a popular slang misspelling of ‘all correct’ at the time.

1840 – John William Draper took the first successful photo of the Moon—actually, a daguerreotype, a precursor of the photograph.

1857 – Elisha Otis’s first elevator was installed at 488 Broadway, New York City.

1913 (Tornado) Omaha, Nebraska

1956 – Pakistan became the first Islamic republic in the world.

1963 – #1 Hit March 23, 1963 – March 29, 1963: Ruby & the Romantics – Our Day Will Come

1974 – #1 Hit March 23, 1974 – March 29, 1974: Cher – Dark Lady

1982 – Joanie Loves Chachi premiered on ABC

1983 – President Ronald Reagan introduced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), now called “Star Wars,” to the American discussion.

1983 – Dr. Barney C. Clark, the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah’s Medical Center after 112 days with the device.

1996 – #1 Hit March 23, 1996 – May 3, 1996: Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me

1998 – James Cameron’s Titanic won 11 Academy Awards.

2000 – Aida (Broadway Musical) Opened on March 23, 2000, and closed on September 5, 2004

2001 – The Russian space station, Mir, ended 15 years in orbit by burning up, entering Earth’s atmosphere, mostly burning up in the atmosphere, and splashing into the Pacific Ocean.

2014 – Les Miserables (Broadway Musical) Opened on March 23, 2014, and Closed  on September 4, 2016 (revival)