Ah, March—for many, synonymous with “spring,” although not quite here for us at Hein headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y.
There’s actually quite a few notable events that have taken place during this month over the centuries. On this last day of March, let’s look at 10 of them.
1. Ratification of the Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation were passed on November 15, 1777 after more than a year of debate. Still, they would not be ratified for almost four more years due to land disputes between various states—particularly Maryland and Virginia. By March 1, 1789, the document was finally proclaimed the law of the land after the one holdout…