Historical Events for 19th March 2019

1883 – Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes
1911 – 1st International Women’s Day sees over 1 million men and women attend rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Issues discussed included women’s right to vote and to hold public office, the right to work, to vocational training and an end to discrimination on the job.
1932 – The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened
1938 – Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
1969 – British invade Anguilla
1975 – Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
1985 – US Senate votes 55-45 to authorize production of the MX “Peacekeeper” intercontinental ballistic missile
1987 – Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad and Tobago
1989 – Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva and S Grinkov (USSR)
2011 – Despite a final round 24-8 defeat to Ireland at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin, England wins the Six Nations Rugby Championship courtesy of their opening 4 straight victories

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