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On March 26th, 1982, groundbreaking
ceremonies took place in Washington DC for the Vietnam
On this date:
In 1804, the Louisiana Purchase was
divided into the Territory of Orleans and the
District of Louisiana.
In 1827, composer
Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna.
In 1875, poet
Robert Frost was born in San Francisco.
In 1892, poet Walt
Whitman died in Camden, New Jersey.
playwright Tennessee Williams was born in
In 1958, the US
Army launched America's third successful
satellite, Explorer Three.
In 1964, the
musical play "Funny Girl" opened on
In 1971, East
Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the
In 1979, the Camp
David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH'-kem BAY'-gihn)
and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White
In 1997, the
bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate
techno-religious cult who'd committed suicide
were found inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe,
Ten years ago:
"Driving Miss Daisy" won best picture
at the 62nd annual Academy Awards and captured
the best actress prize for Jessica Tandy; Daniel
Day-Lewis was named best actor for "My Left
Foot." Designer Halston died in San
Francisco at age 57.
Five years ago:
The National Labor Relations Board, in an
extraordinary Sunday session, voted 3-to-2 to
seek an injunction against baseball owners as a
seven-and-a-half-month-old strike by players
continued. Former diplomat-turned-radio talk show
host Alan Keyes entered the race for the
Republican presidential nomination.
One year ago:
American-led NATO forces launched a third night
of airstrikes against Yugoslavia. Right-to-die
advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted in
Pontiac, Michigan, of second-degree murder for
giving a patient with Lou Gehrig's disease a
lethal injection, an action videotaped and
broadcast on television. A cunning computer virus
named "Melissa" began infecting
computers across the country.
"The proof of a poet
is that his country absorbs him as affectionately
as he has absorbed it."
Walt Whitman (1819-1892).