The Week in History: March 12-16

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

March 12

1664: New Jersey became an English Colony
1884: 1st US state college for women was created in Mississippi
1894: Coca-Cola was sold for the first time in bottles
1985: Larry Bird scored 60 points in an NBA game (Boston Celtics record)

March 13

1948: Kentucky defeated Baylor  58-42 for the 10th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship
1971: South Carolina defeated North Carolina 52-51 for the 18th ACC Men’s Basketball Championship
1983: NC State defeated Virginia 81-78 for the 30th ACC Men’s Basketball Championship
2011: Duke defeated UNC 75-58 for the 58th ACC Men’s Basketball Championship

March 14

1794: Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin
1969: Barbara Jo Rubin – 1st female jockey to win at Aquaduct
1976: Bil Shoemaker won his 7,000th race
1978: NFL permanently added side judge to its officials

March 15

1869: Cincinnati Red Stockings – 1st professional baseball team
1892: 1st escalator was patented
1912: Baseball’s Cy Young retired with 511 wins
1971: 1st chat rooms appeared on the internet

March 16

1876: 1st female boxing match – Nelly Saunders vs Rose Harland
1881: 1st performance of Barnum & Bailey Circus
1968: General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile – Oldsmobile Tornado
1974: 1st performance in the new Grand Ole Opry house

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will use it in next week’s”The Week in History” post.

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