This Day in History: March 23rd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – For the first time everything was, “O.K.”, everything except for Evel Knievel, who broke 93 bones on, “This Day in History”.

On this day in 1839, the initials “O.K.” were first published in The Boston Morning Post. The abbreviation was meant as for the popular phrase “oll korrect,” a slang misspelling of “all correct”. Since then, OK has steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.

On this day in 1919, Benito Mussolini formed Fascist movement in Milan, Italy.

On this day in 1925, Tennessee became the first state to outlaw teaching the theory of evolution.

On this day in 1929, the first telephone was installed in the White House.

On this day in 1972, popular daredevil, Evel Knievel, broke 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars.

This year’s NCAA Tournament is still in its early stages, but this day has marked the “one shining moment” for a few teams.

  • 1946: Oklahoma State defeated North Carolina (43-40)
  • 1956: San Francisco defeated Iowa (83-71)
  • 1957: North Carolina defeated Kansas (54-53) after 3 overtimes
  • 1963: Loyola defeated Cincinnati  (60-58) in overtime
  • 1968: UCLA defeated North Carolina (78-55)

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