On March 20th, 1854, the nation's Republican Party was founded. Here's more on the history of the GOP, including how it got its nickname and the iconic elephant symbol.
Highlights of Today in History: Leap day adds additional day to calendar; Gone With The Wind wins eight oscars. (Feb. 29) Highlights of Today in History: Journalist Edward R. Murrow takes on Senator Joe McCarthy's anti communist campaign; Commedian George Burns dies in 1996. (March 9) Highlights of Today in History: Alexander Graham Bell successfully tests telephone; James Earl Ray pleads guilty to MLK assassination; Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko dies; Scarsdale Diet author killed; Odd Couple opens on Broadway. (March 10th) Highlights of Today in History: Bomb attack on Madrid's commuter trains; Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic found dead; Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of Soviet Union; General Douglas MacArthur leaves Philippines in WWII. (March 11)