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Born on this Day

Today in History - March 24


Now you see it, now you don't. Harry Houdini, master magician and escape artist, was born on this day. And...


He woke up with the newspapers saying he was president, when in fact he wasn't. Thomas Dewey, governor of New York and candidate for president and also the "Dewey" in the photo of POTUS Truman holding up the newspaper that says "Dewey Defeats Truman", was born on this day. And...


Going to catch bad guys in a 440ci Charger, better have a Hemi Charger! Steve McQueen, the notorious cop in the movie Bullitt, who chased the Charger-driving bad guys in a Mustang, was born on this day.


Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island


The banking houses of Paris close in the wake of a financial crisis


In Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach publishes the Six Brandenburg Concertos


Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings in the American colonies (hence one of the grievances in the Declaration of Independence and driver of the third amendment to the Constitution)


Abolitionist Wendell Phillips speaks to a crowd about emancipation in Cincinnati, Oh. and is pelted by eggs


Mayor Van Wyck of NYC breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn


The US asks that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis, a request soon forgotten by most of the world powers, including the US (Re: MS St. Louis)


Congress proposes limiting the US presidency to two terms


General Douglas MacArthur threatens the Chinese with an extension of the Korean War if the proposed truce is not accepted
1955Tennessee Williams' play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens at the Morosco Theatre in NYC


Elvis Presley is inducted into the US Army
1989The Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound

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