29 March 2013

Timeline March 28 to 30

March 28
1944  Stephen Leacock, Canadian teacher, political scientist, and writer, died.
1979  America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.
1987  Maria von Trapp, whose life inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music," died at age 82.

March 29
1848  John Jacob Astor, American businessman, fur-trading empire, died.
1867  The British Parliament passed the North America Act to create the Dominion of Canada.
1906  E Power Biggs, English born American organist, was born.
1918  Pearl Bailey, American singer and entertainer, was born.
1973  The last United States troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.

March 30
1811  Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen, German chemist, was born.
1853  Vincent van Gogh, Dutch post-impressionist painter, was born.
1945  Eric Clapton, British musician, was born.
1954  The Yonge Street subway line opened in Toronto. It was the first subway in Canada.
2002  Britain's Queen Mother Elizabeth died at age 101.

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