Saturday, March 28, 2015

Today in History: Saturday, March 28, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On March 28, 1979, a partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa., released a small amount of radiation, but caused no serious injuries. It was America's worst commercial nuclear accident.
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On this date in:
1797Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.
1834The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
1854Britain and France declared war on Russia during the Crimean War.
1930The names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara, respectively.
1939The Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco.
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1941Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowned herself near her home in England at age 59.
1963The Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds" premiered in New York.
1969Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, died in Washington, D.C., at age 78.
2001President George W. Bush publicly rejected the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on climate, a pact never ratified by the Senate.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Singer Lady Gaga turns 29 years old today.
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Zbigniew BrzezinskiFormer national security adviser87
Frank MurkowskiFormer Alaska governor, senator82
Mike NewellDirector73
Jerry SloanBasketball Hall of Famer73
Ken HowardActor ("The White Shadow")71
Henry PaulsonFormer secretary of the treasury69
Dianne WiestActress69
Reba McEntireCountry singer, actress60
SaltRapper (Salt-N-Pepa)49
Brett RatnerDirector ("Rush Hour" movies)46
Annie WerschingActress ("24")38
Julia StilesActress34
Actor Vince Vaughn turns 46 years old today.
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