This Month in History
March 2 – Texas Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the state’s declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836; legal holiday in Texas.
March 10, 1862 – First issue of U.S. government paper money occurred as $5, $10, and $20 began circulation
March 13 – 17 Spring Break
March 14, 1879 – Albert Einstein was born. His theory of relativity led to new ways of thinking about time, space, matter and energy.
March 17 – Celebrated as Saint Patrick’s Day commemorating the patron saint of Ireland
March 24, 1989 – One of the largest oil spills in U.S. history occurred as the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground off the coast of Alaska.