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3/28/2013 11:07:00 AM
World Almanac for Mar. 28, 2013

Today is the 87th day of 2013 and the ninth day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the United States is a U.S. citizen.

In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended with the surrender of Republican defenders of Madrid to Francisco Franco's rebel forces.

In 1979, a pressure valve in a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant failed to close, causing a near-critical meltdown.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Maxim Gorky (1868-1936), author; Freddie Bartholomew (1924-1992), actor; Mario Vargas Llosa (1936- ), author; Rick Barry (1944- ), basketball player; Dianne Wiest (1948- ), actress; Reba McEntire (1955- ), singer/actress; Vince Vaughn (1970- ), actor; Julia Stiles (1981- ), actress; Lady Gaga (1986- ), singer.

TODAY'S FACT: Approximately 34.1 million Americans (more than 11 percent of the population) had at least one foreign-born parent in 2010.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1984, movers hired by Baltimore Colts owner Bob Irsay arrived at the team's offices in the middle of the night and moved the NFL franchise to Indianapolis, a move Irsay had not announced publicly.

TODAY'S QUOTE: " You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better." -- Maxim Gorky

TODAY'S NUMBER: 47 million -- estimated population of Spain in July 2012.

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (March 27) and last quarter moon (April 2).

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