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1770 â€” Mad poet Friedrich Holderin (1770 â€” 1843) lives, Laffen am Necker, Germany. One of the greatest German lyric poets, especially admired for naturalizing the forms of classical Greek verse in the German language and melding Christian and classical themes. 
1815 â€” Swiss declare perpetual neutrality in all wars.
1828 â€” Scotland: Black Rain falls in the Clyde Valley. .. A correspondent to Knowledge, 5-190, writes of a black rain that fell in the Clyde Valley, March 1, 1884: of another black rain that fell two days later. According to the correspondent, a black rain had fallen in the Clyde Valley, March 20, 1828: then again March 22, 1828.  
1852 â€” Harriet Beecher StoweÊ¼s Uncle TomÊ¼s Cabin published, provoking a wave of hatred against slavery, as well as the publication of 30 books defending the peculiar institution. The first novel to sell a million copies. StoweÊ¼s novel would have aroused condemnation in our century for its patronizing view of African Americans, but at this time the controversy concerns StoweÊ¼s depiction of slaves as human beings. By the end of 1853, more than 300,000 copies sell, an astronomical figure these days. Within three years, however, enlightened Southerners respond with 30 anti-Tom novels aimed at reversing public sympathies.
1863 â€” L.E. Chittendon, Registrar of the U.S. Treasury, signed 12,500 bonds in 48 hours so that they could be placed aboard a ship scheduled to leave for England. Chittendon suffered years of pain as a result of his heroic effort; the bonds were never used.
1871 â€” France: Declaration of Emile Duval, former police commander: "Paris, depuis le 18 mars, n'a d'autre gouvernement que celui du peuple: c'est le meilleur. Jamais rÃ©volution ne s'est accomplie dans des conditions pareilles Ã celle oÃ¹ nous sommes. Paris est devenu ville libre. Sa puissante centralisation n'existe plus. La monarchie est morte de cette constatation d'impuissance. (â€¦)." â€” Extracted the Official Journal of the Paris Commune. 
1898 â€” United States of America: In Chicago, Emma Goldman, (March 20â€”26, during her speaking tour of February/June, addressing 66 meetings) is aided by Josef Peukert, who secures for her several speaking engagements before labor unions. "Red" Emma also visits Max Baginski, Moses Harman, and visits Michael Schwab (one of the pardoned anarchists imprisoned for charges relating to the Haymarket affair.
1899 â€” Martha Place, is the first woman to be executed by electrocution. Tried to kill her 17-yr. old stepdaughter with acid and an ax, but wound up smothering her with a pillow. Sing Sing Prison, New York. 
1903 â€” England: Arbeter Fraint begins republishing under the administration of the Arbeter Fraint group and editorship of Rudolf Rocker, but now as the organ of the "Federation of Yiddish-Speaking Anarchist Groups in Great Britain and Paris".
1905 â€” Vera (FÃ«dorovna) Panova lives (1905 â€” 1973). Soviet novelist/journalist, who chose her subjects from the life of ordinary people and adhered faithfully to socialist realism. Won the Stalin Prize three times. 
1907 â€” Hugh MacLennan, novelist/essayist whose books offer an incisive critique of Canadian life, lives, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. His first novel, Barometer Rising (1941), is based upon an actual explosion of a munitions ship that partly destroyed the city of Halifax in 1917. 
1916 â€” Private Aby Harris, no. 111799, shot by firing squad for desertion in 1916. Abraham Beverstein Private Abraham Beverstein was a Jewish soldier from the East End of London. Due to some people viewing it as dishonourable for a Jewish person to enlist as a soldier, Beverstein enlisted under the false name of Harrisâ€¦.
1921 â€” United States of America: On or about this date: The Pig Stand, a Dallas restaurant specializing in pork sandwiches, decides to serve customers in their cars, creating the first drive-in. Source: VanessaCollection
1921 â€” Germany: On or about this date, some Roman Catholic priests begin spreading rumors about Jehovah's Witnesses, charging that they are financed by the Jews and are working to overthrow the state. â€” Religion, p 77. Source: VanessaCollection
1944 â€” United States of America: Forty-three Japanese American soldiers are arrested for refusing to participate in combat training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Eventually, 106 are arrested for their refusal, undertaken to protest the treatment of their families in United States concentration camps. Twenty-one are convicted and serve prison time before being paroled in 1946. The records of 11 are cleared by the Army Board of Corrections of Military Records in 1983. (The other 10 did not apply for clearance.)
1968 â€” Eric Clapton and three members of the Buffalo Springfield â€” Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Jim Mesina â€” arrested in Los Angeles for "being at a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used." ItÊ¼s a misdemeanor for which Clapton will later be found innocent, the others paying small fines. 
1969 â€” John and Yoko fly to Gibraltar and get married then fly to Amsterdam for one week "lie-in" for peace.
1970 â€” United States of America: General Motors announces all Fisher Body 2 workers will be permanently laid off and the plant turned over to Chevrolet for building light trucks. The future of the workers and the Local union is uncertain, and this action appears an obvious retaliation for the 1969 strike. See John ZerzanÊ¼s "Organized Labor versus 'The Revolt Against Work'",  
1982 â€” France: Pierre Lentengre (aka Pierre Lentente) (1890 â€” 1982) dies, in Var. Militant and founder of a Parisian anarchist group. Administrator of "La voix libertaire" (1928 â€” 1939) and active in "The Friends of Sebastien Faure". 
1995 â€” United States of America: Last words of Thomas J. Grasso, executed in Oklahoma by lethal injection: "I did not get my Spaghetti-OÊ¼s, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this." Source: 'Today in Rotten History'
1998 â€” France: Agustin Gomez-Arcos (1939 â€” 1998) dies from cancer, Paris. Spanish anarchist, gay dramatist/novelist. Wrote many novels about pro-Franco Spain: L'agneau carnivore (1975), Maria Republica (1976), Ana non (1977), L'enfant pain (1983), Un oiseau brÃ»lÃ© vif (1984). Often in winter the end of the day is like the final metaphor in a poem celebrating death: there is no way out. â€” Agustin Gomez-Arcos, A Bird Burned Alive, 1988  
2003 â€” Iraq: Bush and Blair attack, in violation of international law and the UN mandate (Iraq time); why Bush wants war crimes impunity for Americans. Bush and Blair rationalize their war by noting Iraq violations of UN mandates, but conveniently fail to cite their own violations.  
2004 â€” United States of America: United States of America: Global Day of Action Against War and Occupation. Over 575 protest around the world mark the one-year anniversary of the Bush Bumble-CrewÊ¼s war on Iraq. London, England, Big Ben protesters scale the tower of time, insisting it is "Time to Tell the Truth". Olympia, Washington: Say No to War!