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This Day In History: Mar. 15

This Day in History

44 B.C.: Julius Caesar is assassinated in Rome on the Ides of March.
1781: In the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, an engagement of the American Revolution, the Americans gain a strategic victory, as the loss of troops compels British Gen. Charles Cornwallis to abandon the Carolinas.
1820: Maine is admitted to the Union as the 23rd state.
1939: Nazi troops occupy two provinces in Czechoslovakia.
1985: Labor Sec. Raymond Donovan resigns to face trial on charges of fraud and larceny.
1988: A NASA study reports that the rate of depletion of the ozone layer is higher than had been believed.

Today's Birthdays

1767: Andrew Jackson, 7th president of the United States and hero of the War of 1812 (Waxhaw, SC; died 1845)
1923: Laurence Tisch, entertainment executive (New York, NY; died 2003)
1926: Norm Van Brocklin, football quarterback and coach (Eagle Butte, SD; died 1983)
1932: Alan Bean, astronaut (Wheeler, TX)
1933: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice (Brooklyn, NY)
1935: Judd Hirsch, actor (New York, NY)
1941: Mike Love, singer/musician and member of the Beach Boys (Los Angeles, CA)
1944: Sly Stone, singer/musician (Dallas, TX)
1946: Bobby Bonds, baseball player (Riverside, CA; died 2003)
1954: Craig Wasson, actor (Ontario, OR)
1961: Fabio, actor/model (Milan, Italy)


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