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MARCH 21

Gee Linares was born.

Eddie Carroll was born.

 

1963 - Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, a harsh maximum security jail which once housed gangster Al Capone, closed.

1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

 

MARCH 22

Ray Corrigan was born.

Siobhan Fitzgerald was born.

Shannon McFadden was born.

 

1765 - The Stamp Act was enacted on the American colonies by Britain.

 

MARCH 23

Theresa Lanzon was born.

Robin Shapiro was born.

 

1775 - Patrick Henry declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death.”

1806 - Lewis and Clark began their return journey east.

 

MARCH 24

Tara Stackpole was born.

Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet was born.

 

1958- Rock ‘n’ roll star Elvis Presley joined the U.S. Army  for two years.

1989 - In one of the worst oil spills in recent history, the tanker, Exxon Valdez, ran aground and released 240,000 barrels of oil into Prince William Sound.

 

MARCH 25

1634 - Maryland was founded by settlers sent by the late Lord Baltimore.

 

MARCH 26

Chris Owens was born.

Kelly Byrnes was born.

 

1827 - Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died at age 56 in Vienna, Austria.

1945 - The battle of Iwo Jima ended; about 22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. troops were killed.

2000 - Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.

 

MARCH 27

2001- A federal judge ruled that the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policy was invalid, a ruling that later would be reversed in an appeal.

1884 - The first long-distance telephone call was made. The inaugural call was made between Boston and New York.

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