On This Day: March 09th
This is 69th day of the year and 297 days remain in the year.
The first battle between two ironclad ships, the Monitor (Union) and Merrimack (Confederate) occurred, revolutionizing naval warfare.
U.S. Supreme Court issued N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling.
Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as both the first Hispanic and woman to be U.S. surgeon general.
March 09 BirthdaysLeland Stanford1824–1893, American Railroad Builder.
Bobby Fischerchess player
Victoria Mary Sackville-Westwriter