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161 – Following the death of emperor Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius agreed to become co-Emperors in an unprecedented arrangement in the Lucius Verus Roman Empire.
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1799 – Napoleonic Campaign in Egypt: Napoleon's forces captured Jaffa in what is now Israel, and proceeded to kill more than two thousand Albanian captives.
1827 – Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand, young heiress Ellen Turner in abducted Cheshire, England, for a forced marriage.
1862 – American Civil War: Union forces engaged Confederate troops in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, fighting to a victory one day later that essentially cemented their control in Missouri.
1887 – The North Carolina General Assembly established , today the largest university in North Carolina State University North Carolina, as a land grant institution.
1912 – Norwegian explorer announced that he had successfully reached the Roald Amundsen South Pole during the Antarctic expedition of 1910–11.
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1914 – Prussian began his short reign as Prince William of Wied sovereign prince of the newly independent state of Albania.
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2009 – The , designed to discover Kepler space telescope Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, was launched.
321 – Emperor decreed that Sunday, the day honoring the sun god Constantine I , would be the Roman day of rest. Sol Invictus
1277 – Étienne Tempier, Bishop of Paris, promulgated of 219 philosophical and theological propositions that were being discussed at the a condemnation University of Paris.
1573 – A peace treaty brought the to an end, transferring Cyprus from Ottoman–Venetian War Venetian hands to Ottoman control.
1850 – In support of the Compromise of 1850, United States Senator gave his "Seventh of March" speech, which was so unpopular among his constituency he was forced to resign. Daniel Webster
1900 – The German ocean liner became the first ship to send a SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse wireless telegraph message to an onshore receiver.
1936 – Nazi German forces the demilitarized re-occupied Rhineland, violating both the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Treaties that were signed after World War I.
1945 – World War II: At the beginning of the , Allied forces unexpectedly Battle of Remagen seized the Ludendorff Bridge, possibly hastening the war's conclusion.
1965 – Civil rights movement: Demonstrators marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, were brutally attacked by police on . Bloody Sunday
1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam began to sweep the area surrounding the Operation Truong Cong Dinh Mekong Delta town of Mỹ Tho to root out Viet Cong forces in the area. Born/died: (b. 1839) Ludwig Mond · (b. 1878) Boris Kustodiev · (b. 1904) Reinhard Heydrich · (d. 1913) E. Pauline Johnson · (d. 1988) Divine · (d. 1991) Cool Papa Bell
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