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Calendar for March 26th, 2014

Every Year

  • Hawaii: Regatta Day

  • 1640s

  • Died 1649: John Winthrop (founder of Mass. Bay Colony)

  • 1800s

  • 1804: Congress created the Territory of Orleans

  • 1820s

  • 1821: North West Company merged with Hudson's Bay Company

  • Died 1827: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)

  • 1870s

  • Born 1874: Robert Frost (writer)

  • 1890s

  • Died 1892: Walt Whitman (poet)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1911: Tennessee Williams (playwright)

  • Born 1914: Gen. William Westmoreland (military commander)

  • 1920s

  • Died 1923: Sarah Bernhardt (actress)

  • Born 1923: Bob Elliot (comedian)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1930: Sandra Day O'Connor (first female U.S. Supreme Court justice)

  • Born 1931: Leonard Nimoy (actor)

  • Born 1934: Alan Arkin (actor)

  • 1937: Popeye statue unveiled during spinach festival, Crystal City, Texas

  • Born 1939: James Caan (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1943: Bob Woodward (journalist)

  • Born 1944: Diana Ross (singer)

  • 1946: The U.N. Security Council met for the first time in New York

  • Born 1948: Steven Tyler (musician; lead singer of Aerosmith)

  • Born 1949: Vicki Lawrence (actress)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Martin Short (actor)

  • 1953: Dr. Jonas Salk announced development of polio vaccine

  • Born 1954: Curtis Sliwa (founder of the Guardian Angels)

  • 1960s

  • 1964: Perpetrators of the Great Train Robbery were convicted in London

  • Born 1968: Kenny Chesney (country singer)

  • 1970s

  • 1975: North Vietnamese took Hue (Vietnam War)

  • 1980s

  • 1982: Groundbreaking took place in Washington, D.C., for a memorial to honor American armed forces members killed in Vietnam

  • Born 1985: Keira Knightley (actress)

  • 1987: The U.S. government sold its 85% ownership of Conrail, one of the nation's largest rail systems, and earned $1.6 billion in one of the largest stock offerings in history

  • 1989: The post-perestroika Soviet Union held its first nationwide multiparty, multicandidate elections

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Margaret Millar (Canadian author)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Jan Sterling (star of Hollywood's film noir movies in the 1940s and 1950s)

  • Died 2005: Paul Hester (drummer)

  • Died 2005: A black spider monkey believed to be the world's oldest monkey other than apes died at age 53

  • Died 2006: Paul Dana (race car driver)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Harry Wesley Coover Jr. (inventor of Super Glue)

  • Died 2011: Geraldine Ferraro (in 1984 became the first woman vice presidential candidate on a major U.S. party ticket)


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