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Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24 - The Day in History

March 24 : General Interest
1989: Exxon Valdez runs aground

The worst oil spill in U.S. territory begins when the supertanker Exxon Valdez, owned and operated by the Exxon Corporation, runs aground on a reef in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska... read more

American Revolution
1765 : Parliament passes the Quartering Act

2007 : Ferrari's around-the-world relay stops in L.A.

Civil War
1862 : Abolitionist orator Wendell Phillips booed in Cincinnati

Cold War
1977 : United States and Cuba engage in direct negotiations

1998 : A school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas, kills five

1989 : Exxon Valdez runs aground in Alaska

General Interest
1603 : Queen Elizabeth I dies
1996 : Shannon Lucid enters Mir
1999 : NATO bombs Yugoslavia

2002 : Halle Berry, Denzel Washington triumph at Oscars

1955 : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens

1958 : Elvis Presley is inducted into the U.S. Army

Old West
1834 : John Wesley Powell born

1949 : Truman signs off on aid to Palestine

1976 : Peyton Manning born

Vietnam War
1965 : First teach-in conducted
1975 : North Vietnamese launch "Ho Chi Minh Campaign"

World War I
1918 : German forces cross the Somme River

World War II
1944 : Wingate dies in Burma
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