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Calendar for March 28th, 2014

1380s

  • 1384: Cat eating condemned by England's Richard II

  • 1670s

  • Born 1674: William Byrd (satirist)

  • 1830s

  • 1834: The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the U.S.

  • 1890s

  • 1891: First world weightlifting championships held in London

  • Born 1899: August Anheuser Busch Jr. (brewer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Rudolf Serkin (pianist)

  • Born 1905: Marlin Perkins (zookeeper)

  • Born 1909: Nelson Algren (novelist)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1914: Edmund Muskie (politician)

  • 1915: Emma Goldman gave a shocking speech (on contraception) to an audience in NYC. She was arrested and given a choice of paying a $100 fine or going to jail for 15 days. She chose jail

  • 1920s

  • 1920: Mary Pickford married Douglas Fairbanks

  • Born 1924: Freddie Bartholomew (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1948: Dianne Wiest (actress)

  • 1950s

  • 1951: U.S. and U.N. officials signed an agreement permitting the U.N. to issue its own postage stamps

  • Born 1955: Reba McEntire (country singer)

  • 1960s

  • 1964: Tsunami struck Port Alberni, British Columbia

  • 1968: The rock musical Hair opened at the Biltmore Theater in New York City

  • Died 1969: Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th U.S. president)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Vince Vaughn (actor)

  • 1973: Basketball's Wilt Chamberlain played his last professional game. In 14 years, 1,045 games, he never fouled out of a game

  • 1977: Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone, won the Academy Award for Best Picture

  • 1979: Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in southeastern PA seriously malfunctioned, raising fears of a meltdown of the reactor's core, causing the evacuation of thousands and creating widespread concern about the safety of such facilities

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Julia Stiles (actress)

  • 1982: El Chichon volcano in Mexico began series of eruptions, killing and injuring hundreds

  • 1983: Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii, erupted

  • Died 1987: Maria von Trapp (singer)

  • 1990s

  • 1993: Russian President Boris Yeltsin claimed victory after surviving attempts by the Russian Congress to depose him

  • Died 1994: Eugene Ionesco (playwright)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Peter Ustinov (actor, playwright, novelist, & director)

  • Died 2004: Art James (television game show host and announcer)

  • 2005: A major earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island

  • 2010s

  • Died 2013: Richard Griffiths (actor)


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