Strunjan Kids, Egon Krenz, Nero Decree

On this day: March 19
Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first U.S. air-combat mission in history (1916)

Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia); two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded (1921)

Nazi forces occupy Hungary (1944)

Adolf Hitler issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed (1945)

President Barack Obama appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, then, just before midnight Obama releases a video message to the Iranian people and government to coincide with Nowruz (2009)

President Barack Obama orders military air strikes against Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Libya; shortly afterward, he travels to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011)

b: Albert Speer (1905), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Egon Krenz (1937); d: Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1965)

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