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This Day in History – March 21

This Day In History

1865 – Battle of Bentonville ends, last Confederate effort to stop Sherman.

1907 – US sends troops to Honduras to halt the Nicaraguan army takeover.

1917 – Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy’s 1st female Petty Officer.

1924 – Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US.

1941 – Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title.

1947 – US President Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States.

1948 – “Stop the Music” with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio.

1951 – 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea.

1961 – Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000).

1963 – Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay is closed.

1964 – Beatles’ single “She Love You” goes #1 in the US & stays #1 for 2 weeks.

1964 – UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0).

1965 – Martin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

1972 – US Supreme Court rules states can’t require 1-year residency to vote.

1980 – On TV show “Dallas”, J.R. is shot.

1985 – Arthur Ashe is nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

1990 – “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC for 140 performances.

1994 – 66th Academy Awards: “Schindler’s List”, Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win.

2017 – Singer Wyclef Jean wrongly identified as a suspect, handcuffed and detained by LA county sheriff’s department.

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