This Day In History: March 20th

The American History Blog was updated today.

The Adamsist

Your Daily Dose of History:

  • 1816: The United States Supreme Court affirms its to review the decisions of state courts.
  • 1922: The USS Langley, converted from the collier USS Jupiter, is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
  • 1942: In Australia, General Douglas MacArthur pledges to fight his way back to the Japanese-controlled Philippines.
  • 2003: One day after an air attack, a coalition of troops comprised mainly of United States and British forces invades Iraq, quickly overwhelming Saddam Hussein’s army.

The Quote of the Day

“I shall return.” -General Douglas MacArthur

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