Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Today in History: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On March 22, 1963, the Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," was released in Great Britain.
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On this date in:
1765Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies.
1882Congress outlawed polygamy.
1894Hockey's first Stanley Cup championship game was played in Montreal. That city's Amateur Athletic Association beat the Ottawa Capitals 3-1.
1895In what is generally regarded as the first public display of a movie projected onto a screen, Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie – the one-minute "Employees Leaving the Lumiere Factory" – to an invited audience in Paris.
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1941The Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state went into operation.
1945The Arab League was formed with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt.
1946The British mandate in Transjordan came to an end.
1962Barbra Streisand made her Broadway debut at age 19 in the musical "I Can Get it For You Wholesale" at the Shubert Theater.
1965Bob Dylan's album "Bringing It All Back Home," his first featuring electric guitar, was released.
1972Congress sent the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification.
1990A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found former tanker captain Joseph Hazelwood innocent of three major charges in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, but convicted him of a minor charge of negligent discharge of oil.
1991High school instructor Pamela Smart, accused of manipulating her student-lover into killing her husband, was convicted in Exeter, N.H., of murder-conspiracy.
1993Intel Corp. unveiled the original Pentium computer chip.
1995Colin Ferguson was sentenced to life in prison for killing six people on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train in 1993.
1997Tara Lipinski of the United States became the youngest women's world figure skating champion at age 14 years, 10 months.
2006The Basque separatist group ETA announced a permanent cease-fire with Spain.
2010Google announced it would stop censoring search results on its site in China by shifting it from the mainland to Hong Kong.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Reese Witherspoon turns 40 years old today.
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Stephen SondheimComposer, lyricist86
Orrin HatchU.S. senator, R-Utah82
M. Emmet WalshActor81
Jeremy ClydeSinger (Chad and Jeremy)75
George BensonJazz guitarist, singer73
James PattersonAuthor69
Wolf BlitzerBroadcast journalist68
Andrew Lloyd WebberComposer68
Bob CostasSportscaster64
Lena OlinActress61
Stephanie MillsR&B singer, actress59
Matthew ModineActor57
Cole HauserActor41
Kellie WilliamsActress40
Actor William Shatner turns 85 years old today.
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