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This Day In History: Mar. 29

This Day in History

1867: England's Parliament passes an act establishing the Dominion of Canada, uniting Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell are found guilty of conspiracy to commit wartime espionage.
1961: The 23rd Amendment is ratified, giving residents of the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections.
1971: A court-martial jury convicts Lt. William L. Calley Jr. of premeditated murder of 22 South Vietnamese at Mylai.
1973: The last U.S. troops leave Vietnam .
1999: The Dow Jones industrial average closes above 10,000 for the first time.
2001: In response to a gruesome Passover suicide bombing that killed 19 and wounded 100, Israeli Prime Min. Ariel Sharon orders the military to raid Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat's West Bank compound in Ramallah.
2003: A suicide bomber blows himself up in his taxi near Najaf, Iraq , killing 4 U.S. soldiers. Two U.S. troops are killed in an ambush in Afghanistan.

Today's Birthdays

1790: John Tyler, 10th president of the United States (Charles City County, VA; died 1862)
1867: Cy Young, baseball pitcher (Gilmore, OH; died 1955)
1916: Eugene McCarthy, senator and presidential candidate (Watkins, MN; died 2005)
1918: Pearl Bailey, singer/entertainer (Newport News, VA; died 1990). Sam Walton, businessman and founder of Wal-Mart (Kingfisher, OK; died 1992):
1927: John McLaughlin, TV journalist (Providence, RI)
1943: Eric Idle, actor/comedian (Durham, England). John Major, former British prime minister (Brixton, England):
1945: Walt Frazier, basketball player (Atlanta, GA)
1955: Earl Campbell, football player (Tyler, TX)
1956: Kurt Thomas, champion gymnast (Miami, FL)
1963: M.C. Hammer, rap singer (Oakland, CA)
1964: Elle MacPherson, actress/model (Sydney, Australia)
1976: Jennifer Capriati, tennis player (New York, NY)

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