History #Trivia – Week of March 19-25 by Kaye Spencer

March 19, 1916: Eight American planes took off in pursuit of Pancho Villa. This event became the first United States air-combat mission in history.

March 20, 1852: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published as book after serialization in an anti-slavery newspaper.

March 20, 1841: The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe was published. It was considered the first detective story.

March 21, 1825: Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony had its first performance in London.

March 22, 1908:
American western novelist Louis L’Amour was born. This is a traditional ‘Day of Venerated Observance’ in my family. 🙂 My top three favorites of his stories…



March 23, 1857: Elisha Otis’ first modern passenger elevator was installed in Hagwout Department Store at the corner of Broome Street & Broadway in New York City.

March 24, 1973: Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies is the Number 1 Chart Toppers LP (vinyl record).




March 25, 1968: The last episode of The Monkees television show aired.

Until next time,


Writing the West one romance upon a time

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