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This Day in History – March 28, 2011

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1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August) 1799 New York State abolished slavery 1834 Senate censure President Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of US 1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US 1866 1st ambulance goes into service 1885 US Salvation Army officially organized 1891 1st world weightlifting championship held 1922 1st microfilm device introduced 1939 Dutch hunter shoots English bombers down 1944 Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking 1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game 1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown PA (no deaths) 1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley’s Comet 1990 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 points in a game 1990 President Bush awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal 1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough’s son 1997 “City” soap opera’s final episode on ABC-TV 1999 18th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45 in San Jose CA 2002 The exhibit “The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art” opened at the National Gallery of Australia. 2010 China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. signed a deal to buy Ford Motor Co.’s Volvo car unit.]]]]> ]]>

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