Mark's Almanac for March 9, 2022
It was on this date in 1862 that the Battle of Hampton Roads took place in the American Civil War. It was a naval battle noted for being the first battle between two ironclad ships - the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia. And it was on this date in 1954 that respected journalist Edward R. Murrow used his TV show to take on Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his hunt for communists.