March 22, 2004

This Week

March 22
*1931--William Shatner was born.
*1995--A Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth after a record 439 days in space aboard Mir.

March 23
*1775--Patrick Henry gave his "give me liberty or give me death" speech.

March 24
*1874--Harry Houdini was born in Budapest, Hungary.
*1934--FDR signed a bill granting independence to the Philippines, which took effect 7/4/1946.
*1989--The Exxon Valdez ran aground, spilling 11 million gallons of oil.

March 25
*1911--In New York City, 146 workers died in an 18-minute fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. The ninth floor door locked many of the workers in, and health and safety reforms soon followed the tragedy.
*1942--Aretha Franklin was born.
*1947--Elton John was born.

March 26
*1874--Robert Frost was born.
*1911--Tennessee Williams was born.
*1930--Sandra Day O'Connor was born.
*1973--My favorite soap opera, The Young and The Restless, debuted.
*1979--The Camp David Accord was signed, ending 30 years of war between Israel and Egypt.

March 27
*1963--Quentin Tarantino was born.
*1977--In the Canary Islands two Boeing 747s collided on the ground, killing 570 people.

March 28
*1881--James A. Bailey and P.T. Barnum merged their two circuses.
*1979--The Three Mile Island nuclear accident happened.

Posted by Jennifer at March 22, 2004 09:48 AM