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This Day in History for March 28

This Day In History1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine.

1834 – Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US.

1866 – 1st ambulance goes into service.

1881 – “Greatest Show On Earth” was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey.

1885 – US Salvation Army officially organized.

1924 – WGN-AM in Chicago, IL. begins radio transmissions.

1935 – Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket.

1944 – 6th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth, 42-40.

1954 – Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open.

1972 – Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.

1977 – 39th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC, 67-59.

1977 – 49th Academy Awards: “Rocky”, Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win.

1982 – 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000.

1990 – Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 points in a game.

1990 – US President George H.W. Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal.

1999 – 18th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45.

2000 – A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).

2014 – 2 cases of Ebola are reported in Liberia among people who have travelled to Guinea.

2014 – Russia raises the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%.

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