Tuesday, March 16, 2010

On This Day - March 16th

1926 Robert Goddard launches the first liquid - fueled rocket.

1988 Oliver North and John Poindexter are indicted in the Iran Contra Affair.

Better late than never: 1995 Mississippi ratifies the 13th Amendment, finally abolishing slavery.

James Madison, 4th President of the United States was born on this day in 1751.

Marlin Perkins, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom pimp, popped out of his Mom on this day in 1905.

Today's special mention: Happy 99th Birthday Patricia Nixon! 1911

"Try not looking like Tricia Nixon reviewing the troops!"

(Name that quote for a superspecialbonusprize!)

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