What happened today in history?
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March 24

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1999    Fire and smoke kill 39 motorists trapped inside France's Mont Blanc tunnel.
1999 NATO begins airstrikes against Yugoslavia.
1989 The supertanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil.
1976 Argentine president Isabel Peron is ousted in a military coup.
1964 The first JFK half dollars are minted.

Elvis: The 50 Greatest Love Songs
Singer Elvis Presley is inducted into the US Army.
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1955 The Tennessee Williams play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens on Broadway.
1953 England's Queen Mary, wife of King George V, dies.
1934 President Roosevelt signs a bill granting independence to the Philippines, effective in 1945.
1905 French science fiction author Jules Verne dies.
1898 Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow dies.
1883 Long distance telephone service between New York and Chicago begins.
1882 Discovery of the tuberculosis germ is announced by Professor Robert Koch, in Berlin.
1783 Spain recognizes US independence.
1603 Queen Elizabeth I of England dies.

Born today:

1974  Alyson Hannigan - actress

1970  Lara Flynn Boyle - actress

1960  Kelly LeBrock - actress

1954  Robert Carradine - actor

1954  Donna Pescow - actress

1953  Louie Anderson - comedian, actor

1951  Pat Bradley - LPGA golfer

1951  Dougie Thomson - bassist (Supertramp)

1951  Earl Williams - NBA basketball player

1946  Lee Oskar - harmonica player (War)

1942  Jesus Alou - baseball player

1940  Bob Mackie - costume designer

1937  Bob Tillman - baseball player

1933  William Smith - actor

1930  Steve McQueen - actor

1928  Vanessa Brown - actress

1924  Norman Fell - actor

1919  Lawrence Ferlinghetti - author

1898  Dorothy Stratton - founded women's branch of the US Coast Guard

1887  Fatty Arbuckle - actor

1874  Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) - escape artist, magician

1855  Andrew Mellon - industrialist, US Treasury secretary

1834  John Wesley Powell - geologist, explorer

1934  William Morris - poet



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