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On March 28th, 1930, the names of
the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora
were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
On this date:
In 1834, the US Senate voted to
censure President Jackson for the removal of federal
deposits from the Bank of the United States.
In 1854, during
the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war
In 1896, the opera
"Andrea Chenier," by Umberto Giordano,
premiered in Milan, Italy.
In 1898, the
Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the
United States to Chinese immigrants was a US
In 1939, the
Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to the
forces of Francisco Franco.
In 1941, novelist
and critic Virginia Woolf died in Lewes, England.
In 1942, during
World War Two, British naval forces raided the
Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire.
In 1943, composer
Sergei Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills,
In 1969, the 34th
president of the United States, Dwight D.
Eisenhower, died in Washington at age 78.
In 1979, America's
worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside
the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island
plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Ten years ago:
British customs officials announced they had
foiled an attempt to sng nuclear weapons,
following an 18-month investigation by US and
Five years ago: In
Japan, Mitsubishi Bank and the Bank of Tokyo
agreed to a merger to create what was then the
world's largest bank.
One year ago: NATO
broadened its attacks on Yugoslavia to target
Serb military forces in Kosovo in the fifth
straight night of airstrikes; thousands of
refugees flooded into Albania and Macedonia from
Kosovo. The Baltimore Orioles beat a Cuban
all-star team 3-to-2 in Havana. Venus Williams
beat kid sister Serena 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to win the
Lipton Championships in the first all-sister
women's final in 115 years.
"If you do not tell
the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941).