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Calendar for March 19th, 2013

Every Year

  • 721 B.C. First lunar eclipse recorded in history observed by the Babylonians (according to Ptolemy)

  • California: Swallow Day -- swallows return to San Juan Capistrano

  • St. Joseph's Day

  • 1810s

  • Born 1813: David Livingstone (explorer)

  • 1820s

  • Born 1821: Richard Francis Burton (explorer, scholar)

  • 1830s

  • 1831: $245,000 stolen from City Bank of New York

  • 1840s

  • Born 1847: Albert Pinkham Ryder (painter)

  • Born 1848: Wyatt Earp (legendary marshal)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1860: William Jennings Bryan (politician)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1891: Earl Warren (Supreme Court justice)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1905: Albert Speer (architect)

  • Born 1906: Adolf Eichmann (Nazi leader)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1914: Jay Berwanger (football player)

  • Born 1914: Leonidas Alaoglu (mathematician)

  • Born 1916: Irving Wallace (novelist)

  • 1920s

  • 1920: Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 49-35

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: Phillip Roth (writer)

  • Born 1935: Phyllis Newman (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1947: Glenn Close (actress)

  • 1950s

  • Died 1950: Edgar Rice Burroughs (author)

  • 1953: Academy Awards were first televised

  • Born 1955: Bruce Willis (actor)

  • 1957: Senate confirmed the nominations of William Brennan and Charles Whittaker to the U.S. Supreme Court

  • 1960s

  • 1964: Great St. Bernard Tunnel, 3.6 miles long, between Italy and Switzerland in the Alps, officially opened to automobile traffic

  • 1965: Nicolae Ceausescu became head of the Romanian Communist Party and government

  • 1968: President Johnson signed into law a bill eliminating the requirement that U.S. currency be backed by gold

  • Born 1969: Connor Trinneer (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1970: East German Premier Stoph and West German Chancellor Brandt met in Erfurt, East Germany, at the first meeting of the heads of the postwar German states

  • 1980s

  • 1987: Rev. Jim Bakker resigned as head of his TV ministry, the PTL Club, after admitting to an affair with a church secretary

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: The Rev. Carl McIntire (right-wing radio preacher)

  • Died 2004: Brian Maxwell (Canadian world-ranked marathoner who created the PowerBar in his kitchen to improve his performance)

  • Died 2005: Gus Bernier (host of the children's program The Uncle Gus Show)

  • Died 2005: John DeLorean (automotive innovator who left General Motors Corp. to develop a radically futuristic sports car)

  • Died 2008: Arthur C. Clarke (science fiction writer, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey)

  • Died 2008: Paul Scofield (actor)


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