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Today is Tuesday, March 28, 2017.


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1999 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose
1997 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
1996 Katie Beam, 17, of Okla, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America
1996 "Seven Guitars," opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996 "7 Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1995 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
1995 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
1995 Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up
1994 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
1994 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
1993 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
1993 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
1993 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
1993 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins
1992 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
1992 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
1992 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son
1990 President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
1990 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game
1990 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
1989 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway
1986 John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
1985 STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," premieres in NYC
1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
1982 JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador
1982 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1982 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
1982 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
1981 Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 secs)
1981 Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
1981 Gabi Sch”nbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec)
1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
1979 Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine," premieres
1979 British government of Callaghan falls
1977 Morarji Desai forms govt in India
1977 49th Academy Awards - "Rocky," Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win
1977 39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59
1975 Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
1974 Rock group Raspberries breakup
1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win
1970 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
1969 Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
1967 UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
1967 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
1965 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
1964 9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska
1964 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
1963 AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
1962 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
1960 Scotch factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow Scotland)
1960 Pope John raises the 1st Japanese, 1st African & 1st Filipino cardinal
1959 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's govt & installs Panchen Lama
1957 1st National Curling Championship held
1955 NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park
1954 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win
1953 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1953 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1953 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
1953 "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises Ÿ5,200,000
1953 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 perfs
1952 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1952 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1950 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & Natl Inv Basketball in same year
1948 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
1945 Last German V-2 (buzz bomb) attack on London
1944 NBA rookie of the year in 1966, Rick Barry
1944 Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking
1944 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40
1942 Raid on lock/dock St Nazaire
1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
1942 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38
1942 -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lbeck
1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: Brit fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
1939 Spanish Civil War ends, facist Francisco Franco wins
1939 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
1939 Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship
1939 Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story," premieres in NYC
1939 Dutch hunter shoots English bombers down
1935 Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket
1933 German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
1930 Constantinople and Angora change names to Istanbul and Ankara.
1930 Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara
1930 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
1927 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
1924 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
1922 Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1922 1st microfilm device introduced
1920 Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
1920 Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford
1917 Puccini's "La Rondine," premieres in Monte Carlo
1917 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
1910 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
1905 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
1896 The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
1891 1st world weightlifting championship held
1885 US Salvation Army officially organized
1881 Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
1871 SF Art Assn holds open reception at 430 Pine
1866 1st ambulance goes into service
1862 Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
1859 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
1854 During the Crimean War, Britain & France declare war on Russia
1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate
1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
1844 Jos‚ Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio," premieres in Madrid
1837 Felix Mendelssohn marries C‚cile Jeanrenaud
1834 Senate censure Pres Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
1804 Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
1799 NY State abolished slavery
1797 Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
1796 Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church
1794 Nathan Briggs gets patent for the washing machine.
1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1738 English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
1556 Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1556 Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
1535 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed

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