This Week in Political History: March 5-11

This week in political history, George Washington delivered the first State of the Union Address. Also, there are many more 2016 presidential election flashbacks. Read on for all the facts…

March 5:
1821: James Monroe is the first President to be sworn in on March 5.
2016: Hillary Clinton (D) wins the Louisiana Primary.
2016: Bernie Sanders (I) wins the Kansas and Nebraska Caucuses.
2016: Donald Trump (R) wins the Louisiana Primary and Kentucky Caucus.
2016: Ted Cruz (R) wins the Kansas and Maine Caucus.

March 6:
1884: Suffragists, led by Susan B. Anthony, demand that President Chester A. Arthur support female suffrage.
2016: Bernie Sanders (I) wins the Maine Caucus.
2016: Marco Rubio (R) wins the Puerto Rico Primary.

March 7:
1707: Stephen Hopkins, one of the Declaration of Independence signers, is born.

March 8:
1790: George Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address.
1841: Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. is born.
2016: Hillary Clinton wins the Mississippi Primary.
2016: Bernie Sanders (I) wins the Michigan Primary.
2016: Donald Trump (R) wins the Michigan and Mississippi Primaries and Hawaii Caucus.
2016: Ted Cruz (R) wins the Idaho Primary.

March 9:
1788: Connecticut becomes the fifth state.

March 10:
1776: Founding Father Thomas Paine’s Common Sense is published.
2016: Marco Rubio (R) wins the U.S. Virgin Islands Caucus.

March 11:
1731: Declaration of Independence signer Robert Treat Paine is born.
1930: President Howard Taft is buried at the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

If there are any moments in political history that you think we should mention in a future article, let us know!

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