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This Day in History – March 23, 2011




Gemini 3. 1967 – Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. called the Vietnam War the biggest obstacle to the civil rights movement. 1970 – Mafia “Boss” Carlo Gambino was arrested for plotting to steal $3 million. 1972 – The U.S. called a halt to the peace talks on Vietnam being held in Paris. 1972 – Evel Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars. 1981 – U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not women. 1981 – CBS Television announced plans to reduce “Captain Kangaroo” to a 30-minute show each weekday morning. 1983 – U.S. President Reagan first proposed development of technology to intercept enemy missiles. The proposal became known as the Strategic Defense Initiative and “Star Wars.” 1983 – Dr. Barney Clark died after 112 days with a permanent artificial heart. 1989 – A 1,000-foot diameter asteroid missed Earth by 500,000 miles. 1989 – Two electrochemists, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischman, announced that they had created nuclear fusion in a test tube at room temperature. 1990 – Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood was ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for the 1989 oil spill. 1993 – U.N. experts announced that record ozone lows had been registered over a large area of the Western Hemisphere. 1994 – Howard Stern formally announced his Libertarian run for New York governor. 1998 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that term limits for state lawmakers were constitutional. 2001 – Russia’s orbiting Mir space station plunged into the South Pacific after its 15-years of use.]]]]> ]]>

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