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This Day in History – March 26

This Day In History1790 – US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requiring 2-year residency.
1845 – Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of bandaid.
1872 – Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher.
1885 – Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film.
1910 – US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick.
1926 – The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America.
1936 – 200″ telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech.
1937 – Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas, erect statue of Popeye.
1945 – Allies led by US Marine Corps secure island of Iwo Jima from Imperial Japanese Army, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed.
1949 – 11th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36.
1951 – United States Air Force flag officially adopted by President Harry Truman.
1955 – “Ballad of Davy Crockett” becomes the #1 record in US.
1962 – US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1vote apportionment of seats in state legislature.
1964 – “Funny Girl” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances.
1966 – Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protest take place in the United States, including New York, Washington, DC and Chicago.
1973 – UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title.
1982 – Groundbreaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1990 – 62nd Academy Awards: “Driving Miss Daisy”, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win.
1996 – The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
2016 – US primary elections: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wins Washington, Hawaii and Alaska.
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