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Today in History: Thursday, March  22, 2018
AP Highlight in History:
On March 22, 1963, the Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," was released in Great Britain.
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On this date in:
1765Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies.
1882Congress outlawed polygamy.
1894Hockey's first Stanley Cup championship game was played in Montreal. That city's Amateur Athletic Association beat the Ottawa Capitals 3-1.
1895In what is generally regarded as the first public display of a movie projected onto a screen, Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie – the one-minute "Employees Leaving the Lumiere Factory" – to an invited audience in Paris.
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1941The Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state went into operation.
1945The Arab League was formed with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt.
1946The British mandate in Transjordan came to an end.
1962Barbra Streisand made her Broadway debut at age 19 in the musical "I Can Get it For You Wholesale" at the Shubert Theater.
1965Bob Dylan's album "Bringing It All Back Home," his first featuring electric guitar, was released.
1972Congress sent the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification.
1990A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found former tanker captain Joseph Hazelwood innocent of three major charges in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, but convicted him of a minor charge of negligent discharge of oil.
1991High school instructor Pamela Smart, accused of manipulating her student-lover into killing her husband, was convicted in Exeter, N.H., of murder-conspiracy.
1993 Intel Corp. unveiled the original Pentium computer chip.
1995Colin Ferguson was sentenced to life in prison for killing six people on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train in 1993.
1997Tara Lipinski of the United States became the youngest women's world figure skating champion at age 14 years, 10 months.
2006The Basque separatist group ETA announced a permanent cease-fire with Spain.
2010Google announced it would stop censoring search results on its site in China by shifting it from the mainland to Hong Kong.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Reese Witherspoon turns 42 years old today.
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Stephen SondheimComposer, lyricist88
Orrin HatchU.S. senator, R-Utah84
M. Emmet WalshActor83
Jeremy ClydeSinger (Chad and Jeremy)77
George BensonJazz guitarist, singer75
James PattersonAuthor71
Wolf BlitzerBroadcast journalist70
Andrew Lloyd WebberComposer70
Bob CostasSportscaster66
Lena OlinActress63
Stephanie MillsR&B singer, actress61
Matthew ModineActor59
Cole HauserActor43
Kellie WilliamsActress42
Actor William Shatner turns 87 years old today.
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