This Day in History: March 23, 2023
Patrick Henry declared "Give me liberty, or give me death."
Lewis and Clark began their return journey east.
The first Easter egg roll was held on the White House lawn.
Benito Mussolini founded his own party in Italy, the Fasci di Combattimento.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan proposed a space-based missile defense system called the Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars.”
The motion picture epic “Titanic” won 11 Oscars at the 70th Academy Awards, tying it with “Ben-Hur” for the most ever.
Russia's Mir space station ended its 15-year orbit of the Earth, splashing down in the South Pacific.
A U.S. Army convoy was ambushed in Iraq with 11 killed and seven captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
President Barack Obama signed a health-care overhaul bill, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law.