19th March
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1831 USA's First Recorded Bank Robbery

It was in downtown New York, the bank was City bank on Wall Street. $245,000 was stolen, which at the time was an enormous sum.

The money was quickly recovered by the authorities.

Edward Smith was convicted and sentenced to 5 years hard labor at Sing Sing Prison.

It was on this day...
1853 Cecil B DeMille Wins His Only Oscar

It was a Best Picture Oscar for 'The Greatest Show On Earth.'

The movie starred Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, and Cornel Wilde.

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1982 Argentina invades The Falklands, a British protectorate

1985 IBM stops production of it's PCjr, an early attempt at producing a home computer. It was not a success.

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