Today is Tuesday, March 28th, the 87th day of 2017. There are 278 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
1942: During World War II, British naval forces staged a successful raid on the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire in Operation Chariot, destroying the only dry dock on the Atlantic coast capable of repairing the German battleship Tirpitz.
1834: The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
1896: The opera “Andrea Chenier,” by Umberto Giordano, premiered in Milan, Italy.
1898: The Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen.
1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
1935: The notorious Nazi propaganda film “Triumph des Willens” (Triumph of the Will), directed by Leni Riefenstahl, premiered in Berlin with Adolf Hitler present.
1941: Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.
1955: John Marshall Harlan II was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1969: The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington, D.C. at age 78.
1977: “Rocky” won best picture at the 49th Academy Awards; Peter Finch was honored posthumously as best actor for “Network” while his co-star, Faye Dunaway, was recognized as best actress.
1979: America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania.
1987: Maria von Trapp, whose life story inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” died in Morrisville, Vermont, at age 82.
1990: President George H.W. Bush presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the widow of U.S. Olympic legend Jesse Owens.
Former White House national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (ZBIG’-nyef breh-ZHIN’-skee) is 89.