History 101 for March 19th, 2012

721 B.C. – the first one of these was recorded

The first solar eclipse ever recorded was noted on this date in 721 B.C. by the Babylonians. Here’s what happens:

1953: The Academy Awards is televised for the first time.

1988: A well known weird entertainer bought a ranch near Santa Ynez, California, and built his own personal zoo and amusement park. He named it Neverland. It was, of course, Michael Jackson.