19th March

The events happened on 19th March are :

1982 : Conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom : On this day in 1982, Argentine forces mobilized after a dispute between Argentine workers and British scientists on British-controlled South Georgia island, leading to Argentina's invasion of the Falklands two weeks later.

2003 : U.S. President George W. Bush ordered air strikes against Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, thus launching the Second Persian Gulf War to oust Iraqi dictator Ṣaddām Ḥussein.

1996 : One of the worst fires in the history of the Philippines swept through a Manila discotheque, killing 159 of the 400 people in the nightclub, which was intended to hold no more than 35.

1920 : Józef Piłsudski was named marshal of Poland.

1918 : The U.S. Congress approved daylight saving time, a system for uniformly advancing clocks so as to extend daylight hours during conventional waking time (but its unpopularity forced its repeal in 1919).

1860 : William Jennings Bryan, a Democratic and Populist leader and a magnetic orator who ran unsuccessfully three times for the U.S. presidency (1896, 1900, 1908), was born.

1560 : In the Conspiracy of Amboise, French Huguenot aristocrats failed to overthrow the Roman Catholic house of Guise.

1452 : Frederick III became the last Holy Roman emperor to be crowned by a pope, Nicholas V.

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