Tuesday, 8 March 2016

catching up March 2 - 3

March 2

1930Novelist D.H. Lawrence dies of tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Vence, France, at the age of 45.

DH Lawrence manuscript reveals attitude towards women
1955Claudette Colvin refuses to give up her seat in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks‘ famous arrest for the same offense.
1956France grants independence to Morocco.

Born on March 2

1900Kurt Weill, German-born composer (The Threepenny Opera).

1904Henry Dreyfuss, industrial designer of everything from telephones to the interior of the Boeing 707.
1904Theodor Seuss Geisel [Dr. Seuss], author of numerous children’s books including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

1931Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of the Soviet Union. Responsible for restructuring the Soviet economy (perestroika) and openness and information (glasnost).
1942John Irving, novelist (The World According to Garp).

March 3
1939In Bombay, Gandhi begins a fast to protest the state’s autocratic rule.

1919Boeing flies the first U.S. international airmail from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington.
1923The first issue of Time magazine is published. It’s editor, Henry R. Luce, is just out of Yale.
1931President Herbert Hoover signs a bill that makes Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem.

1999Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appears on national television to explain her affair with President Bill Clinton.
Born on March 3
1831George M. Pullman, inventor of the railway sleeping car.
1847Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first telephone as well as other devices.

1911Jean Harlow, (Hell’s AngelsDinner at Eight).
1916Robert Whitehead, Broadway producer (Bus StopA Man for All Seasons).