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home : columns : world almanac March 29, 2017

   
2/11/2017 9:33:00 AM
World Almanac

Today is the 43rd day of 2017 and the 54th day of winter. 

 TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who reigned over England for nine days in 1553, was beheaded for treason. In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in New York City. In 1999, the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, bringing his impeachment trial to a close. In 2008, General Motors offered buyouts to its more than 70,000 union workers after posting a $39 billion loss in 2007. 

 TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Charles Darwin (1809-1882), scientist; Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th U.S. president; Omar Bradley (1893-1981), U.S. Army general; Lorne Greene (1915-1987), actor; Franco Zeffirelli (1923- ), director; Bill Russell (1934- ), basketball player; Judy Blume (1938- ), author; Arsenio Hall (1956- ), actor/comedian; Josh Brolin (1968- ), actor; Darren Aronofsky (1969- ), filmmaker; Christina Ricci (1980- ), actress; Mike Posner (1988- ), singer-songwriter. 

 TODAY'S FACT: Charles Darwin replaced Charles Dickens on Britain's 10-pound note in 2000, reportedly in part because Darwin's beard would make forgery more difficult. 

 TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1878, Harvard baseball player Frederick Thayer received a patent for the catcher's mask. 

 TODAY'S QUOTE: "Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem." -- Abraham Lincoln 

 TODAY'S NUMBER: 215,000 -- workers employed worldwide by General Motors in 2016. 

 TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Feb. 10) and last quarter moon (Feb. 18). 




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