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This Day in History – March 28

This Day In History

1796 – Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church.

1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine.

1799 – NY state abolished slavery.

1834 – Senate censure President Jackson for taking federal 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.

1930 – 1st performance of Walter Piston’s Suite for orchestra (Boston).

1935 – Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket.

1942 – 4th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38.

1946 – Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.

1953 – “New Faces (of 1952)” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances.

1963 – AFL’s NY Titan’s become the NY Jets.

1972 – Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.

1979 – Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths).

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

1990 – President Bush awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

1997 – “City” soap opera’s final episode on ABC-TV.

2013 – Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service.

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

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