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Great Balls of Fire

28 March 1958  

On this date in 1958...

During the opening night of a tour, Jerry Lee Lewis was enraged that he had to perform before Chuck Berry and not last. He torched his

Horseshoe Bend

27 March 1814  

On this date in 1814...

General Andrew Jackson  with a force of 2000 U.S. regulars, militia, Cherokee, Choctaw, and White-Stick Creek defeated the Red Stick Creeks near Dadeville, Alabama at Horseshoe

Jefferson Davis

“A question settled by violence, or in disregard of law, must remain unsettled forever.”

La Salle

26 March 1682  

On this date in 1682...

French explorers under Robert Cavelier de La Salle made the first European contact the Natchez Indians. His Lieutenant, Henri de Tonti was first to meet the

Sir Walter Raleigh

25 March 1584  

On this date in 1584...

Queen Elizabeth I granted Sir Walter Raleigh a charter for the colonization of North America. The colony was to be named Virginia.

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  • 1655 -

Elvis Drafted

24 March 1958  

On this date in 1958...

Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army and processed at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. He served in Germany from October 1958 to March 1960.

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Liberty or Death

23 March 1775  

On this date in 1775...

Patrick Henry delivered the “Give me Liberty, or give me death!” speech to the Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.

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The Powhattan Massacre

22 March 1622  

On this date in 1622...

Tribes of the Powhattan Confederation killed 347 English settlers in and around Jamestown, Virginia in the first American Indian massacre of whites.

Other Years:

  • 1764 -


21 March 1865  

On this date in 1865...

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's troops halted the rampage of Sherman's yankee troops through the Carolinas at Bentonville, North Carolina.

Other Years:

  • 1788 - A Fire

Zangara Executed

20 March 1933  

On this date in 1933...

Italian immigrant Giuseppe Zangara was executed in Florida's electric chair for killing Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak and shooting four others in an attempt to assassinate President

Dr. Grady McWhiney

“What passes as standard American history is really Yankee history written by New Englanders or their puppets to glorify Yankee heroes and ideals.”

The Council House Fight

19 March 1840  

On this date in 1840...

During a peace conference and prisoner exchange between the Comanche and Texas settlers at the San Antonio council house a fight erupted after the Texans saw


18 March 1782  

On this date in 1782 – Southern statesman, Secretary of War, and U.S. Vice-President John C. Calhoun was born in Abbeville, South Carolina.

Other Years:

  • 1541 - Hernando de Soto observed

The Transylvania Company

17 March 1775  

On this date in 1775 - The Transylvania Company, headed by North Carolina Judge Richard Henderson, traded $10,000 worth of trade goods and $2,000 to Cherokee Chiefs Attakullaculla and Oconostota

The Hot Springs Gunfight

16 March 1899  

On this date in 1899...

A series of gunfights broke out over political differences and gambling profits between city police and the county sheriff’s officers in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  When the

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

15 March 1781  

On this date in 1781...

A 2,100-man British force under the command of Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis defeated Major General Nathanael Greene's 4,500 Americans at the Battle of Guilford Court House

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