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Eighth-seeded Kentucky erased a five-point deficit in the final five minutes to defeat top-seeded WSU 78-76 and end college basketball’s longest unbeaten streak on Sunday at Scottrade Center in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

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here we are again,
another bigjac Tuesday.

I'm posting events,
selected from
Chase's Calendar of events,
every Tuesday,
until further notice.

Plus a few items,
selected from other sources,
if I take time
to do so.

This is my new,
regular topic,
and here's the link,
in case you want to look for yourself:

Chase's Calendar of Events

Here we go:

Mar 25, 2014

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (UN)

American Diabetes Alert Day. See

100th birth anniversary of agricultural scientist, plant pathologist/geneticist and Nobel Prize recipient Norman Borlaug (1914-2009). Initiated the "Green Revolution."

Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: In 1911, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company at New York City. The fire lasted only 18 minutes, yet 146 workers perished.

45 years ago, in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, celebrating their honeymoon, began a “bed-in” for peace lasting seven days in room 902 of the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

Happy Birthday! Anita Bryant, Aretha Franklin, Paul Michael Glaser, Elton John, James Lovell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Danica Patrick, Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Swoopes

March 26, 2014

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Birth anniversary of American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963): “One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

Birth anniversary of playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-83).

Birth anniversary of nurse, teacher, DSM recipient Jane Delano (1862-1919).

35 years ago, in 1979, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat signed the Camp David peace treaty, ending 30 years of war between the two countries.

Happy Birthday! James Caan, Kenny Chesney, Leeza Gibbons, Erica Jong, Vicki Lawrence, Leonard Nimoy, Sandra Day O’Connor, Nancy Pelosi, Diana Ross, Martin Short, Steven Tyler, Bob Woodward

March 27, 2014

Birth anniversaries of printer Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888), automotive engineer Henry Royce (1863-1933), actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983), jazz singer Sarah Vaughan (1924-90).

In 1952, Singin’ in the Rain premiered in New York City.

50 years ago, in 1964, an 8.4 earthquake struck Alaska, killing 117 people.

Anniversary of the worst accident in the history of civil aviation: in 1977, two 747s collided on the ground at the Canary Islands, killing 570 people.

In 1980, the Alexander L. Kielland Oil Rig capsized in the North Sea, killing 123.

In 1998, the FDA approved Viagra for treatment of male impotence.

Happy Birthday! Mariah Carey, Fergie, Quentin Tarantino, Cale Yarborough, Michael York

March 28, 2014

Emerald City Comicon, Seattle, WA (Mar 28-30). See

In 1881, P.T. Barnum and James Bailey merged their circuses to form the “Greatest Show on Earth.”

In 1968, the rock musical Hair opened on Broadway.

35 years ago, in 1979, a series of accidents began at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant near Harrisburg, PA.

30 years ago, on Mar 28-29, 1984, the Baltimore Colts moved--in the middle of the night--to Indianapolis, IN.

Happy Birthday! Ken Howard, Lady Gaga, Reba McEntire, Julia Stiles, Vince Vaughn

March 29, 2014

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

England: Head of the River Race, River Thames, London. See

In 1848, an ice jam upstream of Niagara Falls caused the entire falls to go dry until April 1.

In 1961, the 23rd Amendment was ratified—giving District of Columbia residents the right to vote in presidential elections.

Birth anniversary of John Tyler (1790-1862), 10th president of the US (first president to marry while in office).

Birth anniversaries of Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005), Sam Walton (1918-92), Cy Young (1867-1955).

Happy Birthday! Earl Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Elle Macpherson, John Major, John McLaughlin


Here's the link again:

Chase's Calendar of Events.

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