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March 12 2008 Today in History Newsletter

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The Gold Standard Act (March 14, 1900)
The Gold Standard was adopted for backing currency within the US. Were there other options?

This weekend is the St. Patrick’s Day celebration weekend, so, if you celebrate and all that with alcohol, do be safe! Please don’t drink and drive.

…and now…

March 10
*Alfred Peet (1920)
*Chuck Norris (1940)
*Osama bin Laden (1957)
*Carrie Underwood (1983)
March 11
*Joseph Louis François Bertrand (1822)
*Dorothy Gish (1898)
*Bobby McFerrin (1950)
*Douglas Adams (1951)
March 12
*Paul Gerhardt (1607)
*Charles Boycott (1832)
*Liza Minnelli (1946)
*Darryl Strawberry (1962)
March 13
*Abigail Fillmore (1798)
*Percival Lowell (1855)
*Hugo Wolf (1860)
*William Casey (1913)
March 14
*Johann Strauß, Sr. (1804)
*Alexey Troitsky (1866)
*Albert Einstein (1879)
*Billy Crystal (1948)
March 15
*Francesco Durante (1684)
*Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933)
*Judd Hirsch (1935)
*Mark McGrath (1968)
March 16
*John Butler Yeats (1839)
*Reggie Walker (1889)
*Dr. Josef Mengele (1911)
*Jerry Lewis (1926)

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