Today in History: March 23

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson smiles while addressing the media at a news conference at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., March 23, 1994, where he was named the Los Angeles Lakers head coach for the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Lois Bernstein)

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Presenter Mike Myers, left, hams it up with Tom Bellfort, center, and Christopher Boyes backstage at the 70th Academy Award in Los Angeles Monday, March 23, 1998. Bellfort and Boyes won for Best Sound Effects Editing for "Titanic." (AP/Reed Saxon)

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Wayne Gretzky, of the Los Angeles Kings, waves a record book listing his career goals, presented to him after he set a new NHL career-goal record with his 802nd goal against the Vancouver Canucks, on March 23, 1994, in Inglewood, California. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)

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Director Woody Allen sprints up the courthouse steps escorted by a police officer in Lower Manhattan, New York Tuesday, March 23, 1993, for another day of his bitter child custody battle with ex-lover Mia Farrow. (AP Photo/Joe Tabacca)

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian is congratulated by a courtroom spectator, Monday, March 23, 1993 in 39th District Court in Roseville, Michigan, after the judge canceled an inquest into Hugh gale?s death, which Kevorkian assisted. The inquest was canceled when key witnesses refused to testify, but then agreed to be interviewed by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Jeff Kowalsky)

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Students form the University of Illinois help in the kitchen of the Emmanuel House Shelter on Friday, March 23, 1990 in New York. The unidentified students are working with the homeless during their spring break. (AP Photo/Frankie Ziths)

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Two policemen restrain a rowdy English soccer fan with the aid of their truncheons March 23, 1988 outside London's Wembley Stadium after the England-Holland international soccer match. Police arrested 40 English fans before the match, which ended in a 2-2 draw. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver/Str)

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People relaxing on rocks at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on March 23, 1979. (AP Photo)

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President Reagan points as he addresses the nation on television March 23, 1983, from Washington in support of his proposed defense budget. At left is a picture of Soviet Migs in western Cuba according to the White House. The House voted earlier to cut the defense budget in favor of social programs. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

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Philadelphia Phillies star Pete Rose admires the new award for consecutive hitting streaks at a St. Petersburg, Fla., press conference on March 23, 1979. The award will give $1000 per game to the winning player for each game of the season's long bat consecutive game hitting streak. Rose would have won $44,000 for his in game hitting streak last season. (AP Photo/ Ray Stubblebine)

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A shopper in a lively co-op in Akron, Ohio, Joan Phillips, visits the television department, March 23, 1953. Next to it is the clothing department. The store, which is backed largely by locals of the CIO rubber workers' union, has built a $50,000 a week business in nine months with the help of all sorts of promotional stunts. (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson)

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Sen. Charles Percy, R-Ill., talks to reporters outside the White House, Thursday, March 23, 1978 in Washington after meeting with President Carter in regard to the Mid-East situation. Percy said Prime Minister begin has the political strength to negotiate a settlement with the Arabs but so far has seemed unwilling to bring one about. (AP Photo/Tasnadi)

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U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger waves goodbye, left, at Tel Aviv?s Ben-Gurion Airport on March 23, 1975 before boarding his airforce jet for home after failure of peace shuttle. (AP Photo/Max Nash))

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U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger with his voice breaking on several occasions and appearing to hold back tears makes farewell speech at Tel Aviv?s Ben-Gurion Airport on March 23, 1975. He called failure of his peaces shuttle "a sad day for America". (AP Photo/Max Nash))

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Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, D-N.Y., pictured campaigning in Massachusetts on March 23, 1972, is seeking no ordinary office. She wants to be President of the United States, and is the first of her sex to make a serious run for this high goal. But that is not her only distinction. The Brooklyn-born Mrs. Chisholm is the first black woman to have been elected to Congress, and she's one of the most outspoken politicians of either sex on the national scene. (AP Photo)

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Jack Nicklaus of Columbus, Ohio, noted for his mighty swing, slices a shot with vigor during the opening round of the $125,000 Greater New Orleans Open, March 23, 1973. Nicklaus shot a 4-under par 68, three strokes behind leader Lee Elder. (AP Photo)

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Senator Robert F. Kennedy charms a large crowd on his arrival at San Jose's Municipal Airport on his whirlwind campaign tour of Northern California, March 23, 1968. Many members of the Mexican-American community were among the well-wishers. (AP Photo/stf)

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Jewish houses in the Montefiore quarter of Jerusalem are shown after they were blown up injuring 15 people, March 23, 1948. The explosion was caused by an Arab truck loaded with explosives. (AP Photo/Tom Fitzsimmons)

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UCLA coach John Wooden, right, wearing eyeglasses, celebrates with his players, from left, Mike Lynn, Lucius Allen, Mike Warren and Lew Alcindor after the Bruins beat North Carolina, 78-55, to win the NCAA championship final at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Ca., March 23, 1968. It is the second straight national collegiate basketball title for the Bruins. (AP Photo)

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Sen. Robert Kennedy of New York and Jim Whittaker of Seattle, Wash., pull on a tow line to help free a stuck ski plane at the base site at Mt. Kennedy in Yukon Territory 150 miles west of Whitehorse, Canada, March 23, 1965. Sen. Kennedy hopes to climb the 13,900 foot peak named in honor of his brother, John F. Kennedy, with a group of experienced climbers led by Whittaker, the first American to scale Mt. Everest. The mountain is the highest unclimbed peak in North America. (AP Photo)

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A guacho and a woman are shown performing a folk dance at a gathering in a "churrasqueria," a steak house, in El Palomar, ten miles from Buenos Aires, on March 23, 1965. Gaucho dress, smart horse-riding and folk dancing were the highlights at this 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Centro Tradicionalista, a center dedicated to the preservation of Argentina's traditions, customs and folklore. (AP Photo)

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Stan Musial visits his former teammates at the St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp, March 23, 1964. (AP Photo)

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The Titan 11 rocket with the Gemini III spacecraft at its nose lifts off from Pad 19 at the start of a three-day space flight of astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young, at Cape Kennedy, Fla., March 23, 1965. (AP Photo)

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Two frogmen attach a line to the spacecraft Molly Brown of the Gemini IV mission, bobbing in the Atlantic Ocean north of Grand Turk Island where it landed after a three-orbit flight, March 23, 1965. The capsule, in a floatation collar, was hoisted to the deck of the U.S.S. Intrepid. (AP Photo/Pool)

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Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, right, talking is shown with his brother. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy at Four Seasons Restaurant in New York, March 23, 1964, during a fund raising event for the John F. Kennedy library. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)

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Sixty five drivers run for their cars at start of International 12-hour endurance race at Sebring, Fla., on March 23, 1963. (AP Photo/James P.Kerlin)

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Cuban President Fulgencio Batista waves to crowd as he leaves the airport with Daytona Mayor Frank Morrison, March 23, 1956. Batista arrived in Daytona Beach, Fla. by plane today for a "Batista Day" celebration tomorrow. (AP Photo/Jim Kerlin)

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On March, 22, 1895, French pioneer Louis Lumiere presented his first motion picture. Paris is now celebrating the 60th anniversary of movie-making. Camera operator Pierre ERE checks the projector on March 23, 1955, used by Louis Lumiere 60 years ago. At center, an unidentified cameraman. (AP Photo/H. Babout)

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Observers watch an atomic nuclear blast in this March 23, 1955 photo. The National Cancer Institute said Friday, August 1, 1997 that fallout from 1950s nuclear bomb tests exposed millions of children across the country to radioactive iodine, raising the possibility that 10,000 to 75,000 of them might develop thyroid cancer. But government doctors emphasized they have no proof this radioactive substance causes thyroid cancer, so their estimate is a worst-case scenario. Nobody was tested in the NCI study. (AP Photo)

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Arab inhabitants of the town look at the damage of the Rene Millet College for young Muslim girls as they pass the school the following on March 23, 1952 in Tunis, Tunisia. The school was the scene of yet another bomb incident in Tunis on March 20 and 21 at night. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In a June 10, 1950 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown on her arrival from Paris to London, at the Savoy Hotel. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79. (AP Photo/File)

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Joe Louis, left, retired heaveyweight boxing champion and director for the New International Boxing Club, confers with Arther M. Wirtz, a partner,at right, during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois,March 23, 1949. The New Princeton Group announced a bout between Ezzard Charles and Jersey Joe Walcott. ( AP Photo/Charles E. Knoblock)

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Winston Churchill, Britain’s wartime prime minister, points out a feature of the New York City skyline on March 23, 1949, to other members of his party following their arrival aboard the Cunard White Star liner Queen Elizabeth. Left to right: Capt. Christopher Soames, Churchill’s son-in-law; Mrs. Mary Soames; Churchill and Mrs. Clementine Churchill. “Winston” is in the United States for a short lecture tour. (AP Photo)

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Cigarette butts strewn on the floor and a forgotten hat are all that's left after a day at the Bache & Co. brokerage office, March 23, 1946. (AP Photo/Carl Nesensohn)

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An unidentified American soldier, shot dead by a German sniper, clutches his rifle and hand grenade March 23, 1945 in Coblenz, Germany. (AP Photo/Byron H. Rollins)

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Graves of 5th Division Marines killed during bitter fighting are marked by simple white crosses in this cemetery on Iwo Jima, Japan on March 23, 1945. (AP Photo)

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Robert Frost, regarded as the dean of American poets, celebrates his 70th birthday March 26, 1945, with the publication of his newest book, "A Masque of Reason." He was photographed in his Cambridge, MA home on March 23, 1945.(AP Photo/stf)

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Heaped-up barges and small boats roll into the beaches of this U.S. Marine base in the South Pacific bringing ammunition, food and other supplies on March 23, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Gas stations at Mojave, Calif. did a land-office business when the convoy of automobile carrying Japanese aliens and citizens to the Manzanar reception center stopped to refuel, March 23, 1942. (AP Photo/John T. Burns)

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Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill are shown strolling prior to an inspection of U.S. Army glider and paratroopers in England, March 23, 1944. After inspection and witnessing a massed descent, Churchill addressed the paratroopers. (AP Photo)

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These Japanese women making themselves comfortable in their new quarters after their arrival March 23, 1942 at the Alien Reception Center at Manzanar, Calif.. Left to right: Shizuko Yarmada, Lillian Ito, and Mary Wada. (AP Photo)

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Young Japanese, members of the first mass migration from Los Angeles for the war's duration, wave goodbye March 23, 1942 from the steps of an army train taking them to the reception center being built at Manzanar, Calif. (AP Photo)

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Among the 18 young men who sailed from New York aboard the S.S. Manhattan for ambulance service in France on March 23, 1940, were, left to right, except center, Francis Vicovari, New York; Curtenius Gillette, Jr., New York; Charles McCarthy, New York, and Geo. E. Cox, Jr., Weston, Mass. They are as they said good-bye to Capt. John F. Hasey, center, who was wounded driving an ambulance in the Finnish War. (AP Photo)

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Jack Doyle, the singing boxer from Ireland, is in virtual exile in Mexico while he awaits a solution of his United States immigration problems. Doyle announced that he would return to the ring in a bout at Tijuana, the Mexican town where he is living, on Easter Sunday. Jack Doyle photographed with Movita, the film actress, who regularly visits him from Hollywood in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 23, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Crowd of an estimated 200,000 Mexicans who paraded to demonstrate their approval of President Lazaro Cardenas’ expropriation of foreign oil holdings in Mexico City on Wednesday, March 23, 1938. Cardenas reviewed parade from his palace at right. (AP Photo)

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Cheered by civilians of the town, German sailors march in to Memel, Lithuania, March 23, 1939, after it was ceded to Germany. Sign reads "This country will always be German". (AP Photo)

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The offices of the Communist Party at 23 W. 26th Street in New York on March 23, 1966, where Gus Hall maintains his office. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)

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Parades jammed Mexico City on March 23, 1938 after President Lazaro Cardenas expropriated the foreign-owned $400,000,000 oil industry. These preparatory school students march under signs which read: “The whole university emphatically states its adherence to the government for its attitude” (right) and “we will collaborate enthusiastically in the betterment of Mexico.” The expropriation ended a long dispute between the oil companies and labor unions, which were upheld by the government. (AP Photo)

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Britain's Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales, meets the brothers Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb, members of the group the Bee Gees, at the Cafe Royal, London, on March 23, 1989, when she launched Captital Radio's 14th year of Help A London Child appeal. Over Easter, Capital Radio listeners will be invited to pledge money to hear their favourite records and bid for a spectacular range of gifts. (AP Photo/White)

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Albert Shinsky, 23, is shown in a cell at the county jail in Pottsville, Penn., March 23, 1934, after his arrest on a charge of slaying Susan Mummey, 63. He said he killed the woman because she "hexed" him eight years ago. He said that Mrs. Mummey "brought a spirit down from the sky" and that he has been ill, tired and depressed ever since. He also said that twice a month he was unable to sleep and that on on those occasions he was tormented by a huge black cat with green eyes, and that he killed the woman to "break the spell". (AP Photo)

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A LaGuardia Airport employee stands near the wreckage of USAir Flight 405, in New York, March 23, 1992. The Cleveland-bound plane skidded off the runway on takeoff and into the frigid waters of Flushing Bay, killing 27 of 51 people aboard. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey/Pool)

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Bobby Jones misses a 20-foot putt, by an inch, on the green in second round play at the inaugural Augusta National Invitational Tournment in Augusta, Ga., on March 23, 1934. Jones scored a round total of 150. (AP Photo)

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U.S. gangster Al Capone pictured around March 23, 1930. (AP Photo)

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Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, leader of the successful exploration expedition into Antarctica which was climaxed with a flight across the south pole, and Captain Frederick C. Melville, master of Byrd’s flagship, city of New York, as they parted on the bridge of the barque March 23, 1930, when she sailed for Papeete, Tahiti, enroute to New York. Rear Admiral Byrd remained behind to close the expedition’s business affairs in New Zealand, but will rejoin the ship at Panama. (AP Photo)

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Two workers stand on the roof of the dirigible mooring mast atop the Empire State Building on Fifth Ave., in New York City on March 23, 1931. The total height of the building is 1,250 feet, 391 meters, making it the tallest building in the world. (AP Photo)

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The baby Princess Margaretha, the daughter of Prince Gustav Adolph and Princess Sibylla, with her two favourite pets, a skye terrier and a young spaniel, on March 23, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Russian Space Station Mir burns up as it enters the earths atmosphere in Nadi, Fiji, Friday, March 23, 2001. After 15 years of service in outer space,12 of which saw continuous manning of both cosmonauts and astronauts, male and female Mir made its re-entry to earth without incident. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. He is flanked by Marcelas Owens of Seattle, left, and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. Behind, from left are, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Vice President Joe Biden, Vicki Kennedy, widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., Ryan Smith of Turlock, Calif., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Vice President Coolidge and his sons, Calvin Jr. and John, are shown in Washington on March 23, 1922. (AP Photo)

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