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This Day in History – March 29

This Day In History

1638 – 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans).

1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

1848 – Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam.

1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day.

1867 –  Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial.

1882 – Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men.

1912 – Capt. 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.

1941 – 1st performance of Benjamin Britten’s “Requiem Symphony”

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

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

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

1968 – Students seize building at Bowie State College.

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

1973 – Dave Cowen wins NBA MVP.

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

1984 – NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis.

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

1994 – Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys.

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

2013 – American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup.

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