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March 22, 2014

toDAY IN HISTORY

March 22

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1974 - The Viet Cong proposed a new truce with the U.S. and South Vietnam. The truce included general elections.

1975 - Walt Disney World Shopping Village opened.

Disney movies, music and books

1977 - The Dutch Den Uyl government fell.

1977 - Comedienne Lily Tomlin made her debut on Broadway in “Lily Tomlin on Stage” in New York.

1977 - Indira Ghandi resigned as the prime minister of India.

1978 - Karl Wallenda, of the Flying Wallendas, fell to his death while walking a cable strung between to hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1979 - The National Hockey League (NHL) voted to accept 4 WHA teams, the Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers.

1980 - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded by Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco.

1981 - U.S. Postage rates went from 15-cents to 18-cents an ounce.

1981 - RCA put its Selectra Vision laser disc players on the market.

1981 - A group of twelve Green Berets arrived in El Salvador. This brought the total number of advisors to fifty-four.

1981 - The first Mongolian entered space aboard the Russian Soyuz 39.

1982 - The Space Shuttle Columbia was launched into orbit on mission STS-3. It was the third orbital flight for the Columbia.

1987 - A barge loaded with 32,000 tons of refuse left Islip, NY, to find a place to unload. After being refused by several states and three countries space was found back in Islip.

1988 - The Congress overrode U.S. President Reagan’s veto of a sweeping civil rights bill.

1989 - Oliver North began two days of testimony at his Iran-Contra trial in Washington, DC.

1989 - The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee reported the class gap was widening.

1990 - A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.

1991 - Pamela Smart, a high school teacher, was found guilty in New Hampshire of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband.

1992 - A Fokker F-28 veered off a runway at New York’s LaGuardia airport and into Flushing Bay, killing 27 people.

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