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Interesting historical events occurring on March 26…

March 25, 2012

Monday, March 26.  Here’s what we’ve got for today in years past…

1934 – The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.

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Carter, Sadat, and Begin

1942 – World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.

1958 – The United States Army launches Explorer 3.

1967 – Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City

1979 – Anwar al-SadatMenachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C..

1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..

1997 – Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides.

1999 – The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.

1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

Births.

1749 – William Blount, American statesman (d. 1800)

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Bob Woodward

1874 – Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)

1911 – Tennessee Williams, American dramatist (d. 1983)

1930 – Sandra Day O’Connor, American jurist

1931 – Leonard Nimoy, American actor and director

1934 – Alan Arkin, American actor

1940 – James Caan, American actor

1940 – Nancy Pelosi, American politician

1943 – Bob Woodward, American journalist

1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (Supremes)

1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)

1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian

1954 – Curtis Sliwa, American anti-crime activist

1959 – Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent

1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress

1966 – Michael Imperioli, American actor

Deaths.

1827 – Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (b. 1770)

1892 – Walt Whitman, American poet (b. 1819)

1995 – Eazy-E, American rapper (N.W.A) (b. 1963)

1997 – Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader (b. 1931)

2011 – Geraldine Ferraro, Congresswoman and VP nominee (b. 1935)

 

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