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This Day in History: March 27th

This Day in History: March 27th

Kathy Padden March 27, 2014 0

Today in History: March 27, 1309 As the result of a war with the Doge of Venice Pietro Gradeningo over control of the city of Ferrara in northern Italy, Pope Clement V punished Venice

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This Day in History: March 26th

This Day in History: March 26th

Kathy Padden March 26, 2014 0

Today in History: March 26,1997 In the San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe on March 26, 1997, police found 39 people dead in a spacious Spanish-style mansion from what appeared to be a

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This Day in History: March 25th

This Day in History: March 25th

Kathy Padden March 25, 2014 0

Today in History: March 25, 1931 On March 25, 1931 a group of black and white young people “hoboed” their way on a freight train in search of work during the Great Depression. There

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This Day in History: March 24th

This Day in History: March 24th

Kathy Padden March 24, 2014 0

Today in History: March 24, 1958 When 23-year-old Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army on the morning of March 24, 1958 – or “Black Monday” if you were one of his

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This Day in History: March 21st

This Day in History: March 21st

Kathy Padden March 21, 2014 1

Today in History: March 21, 1965 On March 25, 1965, civil rights demonstrators marched into Montgomery, Alabama led by Dr. Martin Luther King singing: Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on, hold on.

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This Day in History: March 20th

This Day in History: March 20th

Kathy Padden March 20, 2014 0

Today in History: March 20, 1345 On March 20, 1345 a planetary alignment occurred that some medieval scholars believed caused the Black Death, otherwise known as the plague. At 1 p.m., a triple conjunction

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This Day in History: March 19th

This Day in History: March 19th

Kathy Padden March 19, 2014 0

Today in History: March 19, 1953 On March 19, 1953, after almost 40 years of making movies, pioneering director Cecil B. DeMille was finally awarded an Oscar: “Best Picture” for his movie The Greatest

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This Day in History: March 18th

This Day in History: March 18th

Kathy Padden March 18, 2014 0

Today in History March 18, 2005 On March 18, 2005, Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed 15 years after the 41 year-old woman had collapsed and her heart stopped beating, initially thought to be

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This Day in History: March 17th

This Day in History: March 17th

Kathy Padden March 17, 2014 0

Today in History: March 17, 1776 On this day in 1776, eight years of occupation by British troops in Boston was brought to an end -with minimal blood shed – when General George Washington

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This Day in History: March 14th

This Day in History: March 14th

Kathy Padden March 14, 2014 0

Today in History: March 14, 1971 By early 1971, the Rolling Stones should have been lighting their cigarettes with £100 notes. They recently released their most successful album to date, “Sticky Fingers,” and signed

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This Day in History: March 13th

This Day in History: March 13th

Kathy Padden March 13, 2014 0

Today in History: March 13, 1865 By early 1865, the Confederacy had its back against the wall. General Sherman and the Union army were taking large swathes of the south, marching through the Carolinas

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This Day in History: March 12th

This Day in History: March 12th

Kathy Padden March 12, 2014 0

Today in History: March 12, 1776 On this day in 1776, a public notice ran in the local newspapers in Baltimore, Maryland acknowledging the large contribution being made by women to the Revolutionary cause.

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This Day in History: March 11th

This Day in History: March 11th

Kathy Padden March 11, 2014 0

Today in History: March 11, 1425 B.C.E. Thutmose III is considered one of the greatest pharaohs of ancient Egypt. He excelled both a general and as a statesman, and during his reign Egypt reached

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This Day in History: March 10th

This Day in History: March 10th

Kathy Padden March 10, 2014 0

Today in History: March 10, 1988 Andy Gibb rose to the top of the pop heap starting in 1977 with his first single “I Just Want to Be Your Everything,” followed by “(Love Is)

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This Day in History: March 7th

This Day in History: March 7th

Kathy Padden March 7, 2014 0

Today in History: March 7, 1981 18 year-old Mel Yorba entered Disneyworld with several friends on March 7, 1981. By some accounts, the teenager and his friends were pretty tanked. Drunk or not, Yorba

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This Day in History: March 6th

This Day in History: March 6th

Kathy Padden March 6, 2014 1

Today in History: March 6, 1951 On this day in 1951, the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg began in New York Southern District Federal Court. The couple was accused of conspiracy to commit

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This Day in History: March 5th

This Day in History: March 5th

Kathy Padden March 5, 2014 0

Today in History: March 5, 1963 The oft-told story behind the origin of the Hulu-Hoop is the tale of two childhood buddies named Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud” Melin, the founders of Wham-O, who

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This Day in History: March 4th

This Day in History: March 4th

Kathy Padden March 4, 2014 0

Today in History: March 4, 303 Back in the 4th century, the story goes that there was a 28 year-old high ranking Herculean guard working for the Roman emperor Galerius Maximian named Adrian of

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