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This Day in History – March 26

This Day In History

1790 – US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency.

1804 – Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase.

1845 – Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of bandaid.

1872 – Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher.

1885 – Eastman Film Co. manufacturers 1st commercial motion picture film.

1903 – American Hotel opens in Amsterdam.

1937 – Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas, erect statue of Popeye.

1943 – Elsie S. Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal.

1945 – Iwo Jima occupied, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed.

1953 – Dr. Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio.

1955 – “Ballad of Davy Crockett” becomes the #1 record in US.

1962 – US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature.

1973 – TV Soap “The Young & the Restless” premieres on CBS.

1979 – OPEC makes full 14.5% oil price increase for 1979 effective April 1.

1982 – Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

1990 – 62nd Academy Awards – “Driving Miss Daisy”, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win.

1995 – “Defending the Caveman” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 671 performances.

1999 – The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail around the world.

1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

2012 – Canadian filmmaker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years.

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