This Week in History
March 11 - 15
WWI reports the first cases in the historic influenza epidemic. The flu would eventually kill 675,000 Americans and more than 20 million people around the world.
COPS makes its TV debut.
March 12:- 1938
Adolf Hitler announces an "Anschluss" (union) between Germany and Austria, in fact annexing the smaller nation into a greater Germany.- 2003
Police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors.
March 13:- 1781
William Hershel discovers Uranus.- 1969
"The Love Bug," a Walt Disney movie about the adventures of a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie opens in US.
March 14:- 1879
Albert Einstein is born the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany.- 1990
Gorbachev elected president of the Soviet Union.
March 15:- 44 B.C.
Julius Caesar is stabbed. Despite the forewarning, Caesar is stabbed in the back by his friend Marcus Brutus. Caesar falls and utters his famous last words, "Et tu, Brute?" (And you, Brutus?)- 1972
Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather opens.