11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 19th March

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1920 - The United States Senate votes down signing the Treaty of Versailles for the second time

2. 1932 - The Sydney Harbour Bridge' the fourth-longest spanning-arch bridge in the world, officially opens

3. 1957 - Elvis Presley buys the mansion he calls Graceland

4. 1962 - John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, lands safely in the Atlantic Ocean

5.1986 - The Soviets open a new phase in space exploration with the launch of the world's biggest space station, Mir

6. 1992 - The Duke and Duchess of York announce they are to split up

7. 1993 - Two 10-year-old boys are charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool

8. 2002 - Actor Ben Kingsley is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

9. 2003 - The United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, initiates war on Iraq

10. 2008 - The Cuban leader Fidel Castro steps down, forty-nine years after taking power in an armed revolution

11. 2010 - Justin Bieber's album My World 2.0 is released

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