The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Nuke drops on South Carolina, Alamo falls, tsunami hits

This week in history


March 6: 1820—President James Monroe allows Missouri to be admitted as a slave state but prohibits slavery in the rest of the Northern Louisiana Purchase territory. The arrangement is known as the Great Compromise. 1836—The Alamo falls after a 13-day siege. 1857—Proving it is not so supreme, the Supreme Court holds blacks cannot be citizens in the Dred Scott decision. 1981—“Uncle Walter” Cronkite, “the most trusted man in America,” retires from The CBS Evening News, to the delight of Dan Rather. Born: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1564). Died: John Philip Sousa (1932). National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week.

March 7: 1530—After the pope denies the divorce petition of King Henry...

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