On March 27, 1915, Mary Mallon, popularly and scandalously known as “Typhoid Mary,” was put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life, over 23 years incarcerated. Ms. Mallon was the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States. As an asymptomatic carrier
On March 24, 1765, the Kingdom of Great Britain passed the Quartering Act, which required the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops. On the same date in 1855, slavery was abolished in Venezuela. The Intolerable Acts (among which was the Quartering Act) was the American Patriots’ name for a series
On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” speech at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. On this date in 1992, economist and social philosopher Friedrich August von Hayek died.
On March 22, 1630, the Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. Exactly eight years later, the colony expelled Anne Hutchinson for religious dissent. In 1812 on this date, Stephen Pearl Andrews was born. Andrews would go on to become an important American abolitionist, free
On March 21, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Nearly two decades earlier, the Twenty-second Amendment (Amendment XXII) of the United States Constitution, passed Congress. The date was March 21,