Saturday, March 26, 2016

Today in History: Saturday, March 26, 2016

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On March 26, 1979, the Camp David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House.
Audio LinkBegin: "no more war, no more bloodshed"
Audio LinkSadat: "a historic turning point ... for all peace-loving nations"
 
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On this date in:
1827Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna, Austria, at age 56.
1874Poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco.
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1885The Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co. of Rochester, N.Y., manufactured the first commercial motion picture film.
1892Poet Walt Whitman died at age 72.
1911Playwright Tennessee Williams was born in Columbus, Miss.
1964The musical "Funny Girl," starring Barbra Streisand, opened on Broadway.
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1971East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.
1992A judge in Indianapolis sentenced former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to six years in prison for raping a Miss Black America contestant.
1997The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate techno-religious cult who had committed suicide were found inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
1999Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving a lethal injection to an ailing man whose death was shown on "60 Minutes."
2000Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
2003Former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., died at age 76.
2011More than 250,000 people took to London's streets to protest the toughest spending cuts since World War II.
2011Former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, the first female major party nominee for the office, died at age 75.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., turns 76 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Sandra Day O'ConnorFormer Supreme Court justice86
Alan ArkinActor82
James CaanActor76
Erica JongAuthor74
Bob WoodwardJournalist73
Diana RossSinger72
Vicki LawrenceSinger, actress67
Martin ShortActor, comedian66
Lincoln ChafeeFormer governor of Rhode Island63
Elaine ChaoFormer secretary of labor63
Leeza GibbonsTV personality59
Marcus AllenFootball Hall of Famer56
Jennifer GreyActress ("Dirty Dancing")56
Jon Huntsman Jr.Former governor of Utah56
John StocktonBasketball Hall of Famer54
Michael ImperioliActor ("The Sopranos")50
Kenny ChesneyCountry singer48
Leslie MannActress44
Amy SmartActress40
Keira KnightleyActress31
Rock singer Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) turns 68 years old today.
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