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This Day in History – March 29

This Day In History1806 – 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.

1912 – Capt. Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes his last entry in his diary “the end cannot be far”

1932 – Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan’s New York interview program.

1943 – Meat (784 gram/week, 2 kilograms for GI’s), butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II.

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

1951 – Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage and sentenced to death.

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

1961 – 23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington, D.C. residents to vote in presidential elections.

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

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

1973 – US troops leave Vietnam, 9 years after Tonkin Resolution.

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

1982 – 44th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown, 63-62.

1984 – NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis.

1989 – Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering.

1996 – Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens.

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

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