(Saturday, March 13, 1982) — Mirror Mirror by Diana Ross peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.
Video: Ash Wednesday Storm (part 1)
(Tuesday, March 6, 1962) — What became known as the Ash Wednesday Storm began pounding the mid-Atlantic coast today. Over a three-day period, the storm resulted in 40 deaths and caused more than $200 million in property damage. Continue reading Ash Wednesday Storm hits mid-Atlantic coast 50 years ago today (1962)
(Wednesday, March 6, 1912) — Oreo sandwich cookies (originally called “biscuits”) were first introduced today by Nabisco at its Chelsea factory in New York City.
Video: USS Monitor built, launched (at 14:09)
(Thursday, March 6, 1862, during the American Civil War) — The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor finally departed New York today, following two failed attempts on Feb. 27 and Mar. 3, this time towed by a tug.