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this day in Herstory
3/28/2012 - DB Metzger

A important day for a law on deportation, the meltdown at three mile Isalnd. The Louvre opens, Virginia Woolf committed suicide and Maria Van Trapp passed naturally.  And of course N. Briggs  received a patent for the washing machine.

1794 Nathan Briggs received a patent for the washing machine.

1794 The Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)

1865 Outdoor advertising legislation was inacted.

1866 first ambulance goes into service. Bureau of civil defense was the first training program.

1898 the Supreme court ruled that a child born in the U.S. to Chinese Immigrants was a U.S. citizen and could not be deported.United States v. Wong Kim Art. Here’s a timeline of justice and immigration. A hot topic again.

1922 1st microfilm device introduced

1930 the names of Turkey’s main cities Constantinople and Angora were changed to Instanbuland Ankara.

1939 Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco ending the Spanish Civil War.

1941 Virginia Woolf committed suicide

1963 Sonny Werblin announced that the New York Titans of the AFL would changing their name to the NY Jets.

1969 Dwight Eisenhower died in Washington at the age of78.

1972 Wilt Chamberlain played his last pro basketball game

1979 America’s worst nuclear accident took place at Three mile Island. 25 years later it’s still operating

1982 the first NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tech beats Cheney 76-62

1985 Marc Chagall French painter, dies at 97

1987 Maria Von Trapp died in Morrisville, Vt. At the age of 82.. Her life inspired the Musical The Sound of Music.

1994 Eugene Ionesco playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84 Inspired the Theatre of the Absurd.

Notable Birthdays,

1854 Rhoda Holmes Nicholls landscape painter in water colors

1870 Alice Louise Higgins aka Margaret Sanger who began as a nurse and moved her way up the radical ladder, including writing a column on sex education for the New York Call.

1873 Anne Douglas Sedgwick expatriate American writer (The lmpossible Woman)

1875 Helen Westley character actor known for her unpleasantness

1909 Nelson Algren US, novelist (Man with the Golden Arm) National book award winner

1963 Bernice King   (Reverend) Daughter of Martin Luther King.



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