Sunday, March 20, 2016

Today in History: Sunday, March 20, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On March 20, 2003, U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait.
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On this date in:
1413England's King Henry IV died.
1727Sir Isaac Newton - physicist, mathematician and astronomer - died in London.
1815Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris, beginning his Hundred Days rule.
1816The Supreme Court affirmed its right to review state court decisions.
1828Playwright Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien, Norway.
1852Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel about slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was published.
1969Rock musician John Lennon of the Beatles married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
1987The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of AZT, a drug shown to prolong the lives of some AIDS patients.
1995A doomsday cult released sarin nerve gas in five Tokyo subway stations, killing 12 people and injuring more than 5,500. 
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1996A jury in Los Angeles convicted Erik and Lyle Menendez of first-degree murder in the shotgun slayings of their millionaire parents. (They are serving life without parole.)
1997Liggett Group settled 22 state lawsuits by admitting the industry markets cigarettes to teenagers and agreeing to warn on every pack that smoking is addictive.
2004The U.S. military charged six soldiers with abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor-writer-director Carl Reiner turns 94 years old today.
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Hal LindenActor ("Barney Miller")85
Brian MulroneyFormer Canadian prime minister77
Bobby OrrHockey Hall of Famer68
William HurtActor66
Carl PalmerRock musician (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)66
Holly HunterActress58
Kathy IrelandModel53
Liza SnyderActress ("Yes, Dear")48
Michael RapaportActor46
Director Spike Lee turns 59 years old today.
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