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March 19 2008 Today in History Newsletter

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (March 20, 1852)
Uncle Tom's Cabin, probably one of the most significant abolitionist books in American History, was published March 20, 1852...

Another thing of note that happened this week was Caligula—the legendary “insane” emperor of the Roman Empire—was officially granted that title. He reigned for three years before even his body guards decided he wasn’t worth keeping alive and assassinated him themselves. I just thought it was a fun piece of information to toss out there. His official placement occurred on March 18, 37.

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March 17
*Walter Rudolf Hess (1881)
*Nat King Cole (1919)
*John Wayne Gacy (1942)
*Kurt Russell (1951)
March 18
*Grover Cleveland (1837)
*Ernest Gallo (1909)
*John Updike (1932)
*Queen Latifah (1970)
March 19
*William Bradford (1590)
*David Livingstone (1813)
*Wyatt Earp (1848)
*William Jennings Bryan (1860) **See the article on the Gold Standard Act
March 20
*Alfonso García Robles (1911)
*Jack Barry (1918)
*Fred Rogers (1928)
*John Boswell (1947)
March 21
*Johann Sebastian Bach (1685)
*Philip Abbott (1923)
*Gary Oldman (1958)
*Matthew Broderick (1962)
March 22
*Marcel Marceau (1923)
*Stephen Soundheim (1930)
*Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948)
*Elvis Stojko (1972)
March 23
*William Kidd (1648)
*Joan Crawford (1905)
*Tony McPhee (1944)
* Tony Peña, Jr. (1981)

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Christa Mackey, Today in History Editor

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