On This Day in American History…

March 20, 2016: President Barack Obama becomes the first President to visit Cuba on a diplomatic mission since 1928.

March 21, 1925: The Butler Act, a Tennessee state statute, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools.

March 22, 1917: The United States becomes the first nation to recognize the temporary Kerensky government in Russia.

March 23, 1983: President Ronald Reagan launches the Strategic Defense Initiative (“Star Wars”)

March 24, 1947: Financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. donates East River site to the United Nations.

March 25, 1965: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leads 25,000 to state capital in Montgomery, Alabama

 

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, March 20th print edition.

Facts courtesy of onthisday.com and history.com

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