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This Day in History for March 29

This Day In History1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day.

1867 – Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial.

1912 – Captain Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary “the end cannot be far”

1932 – Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan’s New York interview program.

1943 – Meat (784 gram/week, 2 kilograms for GI’s), butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II.

1947 – “Beggar’s Holiday” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances.

1951 – “King & I” opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances.

1959 – “Some Like It Hot”, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released.

1961 – 23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington, DC residents to vote in presidential elections.

1962 – Jack Paars’ final appearance on the “Tonight Show”

1966 – “It’s a Bird….It’s Superman” opens at Alvin NYC for 129 performances.

1971 – 1st Lt. William L. Calley, Jr. found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre.

1973 – US troops leave Vietnam, 9 years after Tonkin Resolution.

1976 – 48th Academy Awards: “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins.

1982 – 44th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62.

1987 – WrestleMania III: 93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant.

1993 – Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards.

1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 – above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.

2005 – “We Belong Together” single is released by Mariah Carey (Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2006, Billboard Song of the Year 2005)

2017 – Ivanka Trump assumes an unpaid position as Advisor to the President, Donald Trump.

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