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Mum Show, Gage Park, Hamilton

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Mud Pots, Yellowstone National Park

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near Huntsville, Ontario

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Today (or Any Day) in History

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March 19

Today in History

0721 BC: First recorded eclipse of the sun;

1702: James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England

1866: Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die

1916: First U.S. air combat mission begins: Eight Curtiss "Jenny" planes accompany U.S. invasion into Mexico in search of Pancho Villa

1931: Alka Seltzer first goes on sale;

1931: Nevada legalizes gambling

1943: Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks

1945: Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree: destruction of German facilities

1949: 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn

1953: Demille wins his only Oscar for The Greatest Show on Earth He died in 1959

1958: Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London

1973: Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"

1987: Jim Bakker resigns from PTL.

1987: Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad & Tobago

1988: 2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast North Ireland

Notable Births

1813: David Livingstone (missionary, explorer: the Livingstone of "Dr. Livingstone, I presume," spoken by Henry M. Stanley who found Livingstone in Africa after a two year search)

1821: Richard Burton, explorer/translator (Arabian Nights)

1848: Wyatt Earp (frontiersman, lawman, gunfighter: gunfight at O.K. Corral)

1860: William Jennings Bryan (politician: member of U.S. Congress, Democratic U.S. presidential nominee [1896]; the "silver-tongued orator": Scopes trial)

1891: Earl Warren (14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court [1953-69])

1894: Jackie 'Moms' Mabley (Loretta Mary Aiken) (comedienne: Abraham, Martin & John; films: Boarding House Blues, Emperor Jones, Amazing Grace, Killer Diller)

1904: John Sirica (judge: presided over Watergate trials and hearings)

1914: Patricia Morrison (musician: bass; singer, actress)

1916: Irving Wallace (novelist and biographer:The Fan Club, The Word, The Man; co-author with David Wallechinsky: The People's Almanac)

1921: Martha Carson (singer)

1923: Tige Andrews (Tiger Androwaous) (actor: The Detectives, The Mod Squad)

1927: Richie Ashburn (Baseball Hall of Famer: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets; broadcaster for three decades for the Phillies)

1928: Patrick McGoohan (actor: Secret Agent, Braveheart, Escape from Alcatraz, The Silver Streak, Ice Station Zebra, I Am a Camera)

1929: Gene Taylor (jazz musician)

1930: Bill Henderson (singer)

1933: Phillip Roth (writer: Goodbye, Columbus, A.P.E.X., Ghostwriter)

1935: Nancy Malone (actress: The Long Hot Summer, Naked City)

1935: Renee Taylor, NYC, actress (Jack Paar Show, Mary Hartman, Nanny)

1935: Phyllis Newman (actress: Coming of Age, That was the Week That was, Picnic, A Secret Space)

1938: Ursula Andress (actress: Dr. No, Casino Royale, Fun in Acapulco, What's New Pussycat, Clash of the Titans)

1939: Joe Kapp (football: QB Minnesota Vikings: Super Bowl IV; shares NFL Individual Record for touchdowns thrown in a game [7]: Vikings vs. Baltimore Colts [9/28/69])

1942: Robin Luke (singer: Susie Darlin')

1944: Lynda Bird Johnson (daughter of 36th U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and wife Lady Bird)

1946: Ruth Pointer (singer: group: The Pointer Sisters: Fire, He's So Shy, Jump (for My Love), Automatic, Neutron Dance, I'm So Excited, Dare Me)

1947: Glen Close (Tony Award-winning actress: The Real Thing [1984], Death and the Maiden [1992], Sunset Boulevard [1995]; Fatal Attraction, The Big Chill)

1952: Chris Brubeck (composer, musician: trombone; Dave Brubeck's son)

1955: Bruce (Walter) Willis (Emmy Award-winning actor: Moonlighting [1987]; Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Pulp Fiction, Hudson Hawk, The Last Boy Scout, Billy Bathgate)

Notable Deaths

1721: Clement XI, [Giovanni F Albani], Italian Pope (1700-21), dies at 71

1930: Arthur J Balfour, British theologist/premier (1902-05), dies at 81

1974: Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58

1992: Cesare Danova, actor (Tentacles, Viva Las Vegas), dies at 66

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