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This Day In History: March 25

Today is the 85th day of 2008 and the 6th day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1634, some 200 English settlers landed at the Maryland colony. In 1894, Coxey's Army, the first notable American protest march, departed Ohio in a revolt against staggering unemployment caused by the economic panic of 1893. In 1965, a civil rights march led by Martin Luther King Jr. ended in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1994, the U.S. withdrew its last troops from Somalia.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Bela Bartok (1881-1945), composer; Howard Cosell (1918-94), broadcaster; Jim Lovell (1928- ), astronaut, is 80; Aretha Franklin (1942- ), singer, is 66; Elton John (1947- ), musician, is 61; Sarah Jessica Parker (1965- ), actress, is 43.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1958, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Carmen Basilio to regain the middleweight title for an unprecedented fifth time.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Sports is the toy department of human life." - Howard Cosell

TODAY'S FACT: Women over age 55 watch more television than any other age group in the U.S.

TODAY'S NUMBER: 38.3 million - number of Americans that identified themselves as black in 2006.

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (March 21) and last quarter (March 29).


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