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This Day In History: March 26

Today is the 86th day of 2008 and the 7th day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1979, Menachem Begin and Anwar al-Sadat signed the Egypt-Israel peace treaty in Washington, DC. In 1997, the bodies of 39 Heaven's Gate cult members were found in California. In 1999, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was found guilty of second-degree murder for euthanizing a terminally ill patient.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Robert Frost (1874-1963), poet; Tennessee Williams (1911-83), playwright; Viktor Frankl, (1905-97), psychotherapist/author; Sandra Day O'Connor (1930- ), former U.S. Supreme Court justice, is 78; Diana Ross (1944- ), singer, is 64; Steven Tyler (1948- ), musician, is 60; John Stockton (1962- ), basketball player, is 46; Keira Knightley (1985- ), actress, is 23.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1973, Bill Walton led UCLA's basketball team to its 75th straight win and seventh straight NCAA title.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn." - Robert Frost

TODAY'S FACT: Oregon is the only state in the U.S. with a law permitting physician-assisted suicide in some cases; the law survived an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006.

TODAY'S NUMBER: 130 - estimated number of suicides that Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted before his arrest in 1999.

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

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