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Saturday, March 28, 1998

  • Today's Events
  • On Horizon
  • On This Day
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  • Point-shaving "purely and simply is betrayal -- betrayal of self, teammate, family, coaches, university and the very game itself."

    -- Northwestern University Athletic Director Rick Taylor

    Today's events

  • The 1998 World Conference of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens in Independence, Missouri.

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    On the horizon

  • On Sunday, March 29, a concert kicks off weeklong events marking the 30th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • On Monday, March 30, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether discrimination against HIV-positive people violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • On Tuesday, March 31, Major League Baseball season opens.

  • Wednesday, April 1, is April Fool's Day.

  • On Thursday, April 2, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland opens a new exhibit -- the "Ultimate Jukebox."

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    On this day

  • In 1797, Nathaniel Briggs patents a washing machine.

  • In 1885, the U.S. Salvation Army is officially organized.

  • In 1910, the first seaplane takes off from the waters of Martinques, France.

  • In 1930, the cities of Constantinople and Angora changes names to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.

  • In 1933, the German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers to Adolph Hitler.

  • In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ends.

  • In 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D Eisenhower, dies in Washington at 78.

  • In 1970, a magnitude 7.1 quake destroys more than 200 Turkish villages, killing 1,300 people.

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    Photographer Neil Garcia documented the life of a homeless man in a photo project,Charlie: A Photo Essay. Check it out.


    Holidays and more

  • Today is Resistance Day in Burma.

  • Singer Mariah Carey ("Butterfly") is 28.

  • Actor Austin Pendleton ("Guarding Tess") is 58.

  • Actress Maria Schneider ("Last Tango in Paris") is 46.

  • Director Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction") is 35.

  • Actor Michael York ("Cabaret") is 56.

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    Sources: Associated Press,
    Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan

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