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March 22

Today in History

1630: 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)

1794: Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries

1820: Naval hero, Stephen Decatur, hero of the Barbary Wars, killed in duel:

1872: Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment

1873: Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico

1882: Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories

1895: Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience

1903: Niagara Falls runs dry;

1917: Virginia Grey, LA, actress (Another Thin Man, Idiot's Delight, Idaho)

1933: Nazi open Dachau concentration camp;

1945: Arab League formed

1946: Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan

1958: Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia

1972: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP

1974: Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress

1975: Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens

Notable Births

1599: Sir Anthony Van Dyke (artist)

1887: Chico (Leonard) Marx (comedian; the Marx Brother who wore the hat: Animal Crackers, A Day at the Races, Duck Soup)

1908: Louis L'Amour western author (The Shadow Riders, The Quick and the Dead) died June 10, 1988

1910: Nicholas Monsarret, England, writer (Cruel Sea)

1914: Karl Malden (Mladen Sekulovich) (actor: Streets of San Francisco, Streetcar Named Desire, The Sting, How the West was Won, On the Waterfront; spokesperson: American Express commercials)

1917: Virginia Grey (actress: The Rose Tattoo, Bachelor in Paradise)

1920: Ross Martin (Rosenblatt) (actor: Wild Wild West, Dying Room Only)

1920: Werner Klemperer (Emmy Award-winning actor: Hogan's Heroes [1967-68], Ship of Fools) died December 6, 2000

1923: Marcel Marceau (Mangel) (mime: famous quote from Marceau "!"; spoke in Silent Movie: the only speaking part in the film)

1924: Bill Wendell (announcer: Tonight, Late Night with David Letterman)

1930: Stephen Sondheim (composer: Send In The Clowns, A Little Night Music; scores for West Side Story, Reds, Gypsy, Dick Tracy)

1931: William Shatner (actor: Star Trek, Rescue 9-1-1, T.J. Hooker)

1933: May Britt (Maybritt Wilkens) (actress: The Hunters, Haunts)

1936: Glen Campbell (singer: By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Galveston, Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman; studio guitarist: Beach Boys [1965]; host: Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour; actor: True Grit, Norwood, The Homecoming)

1937: Johnny Ferguson (singer)

1940: Dave Keon (Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL Rookie of the Year [1961]: Toronto Maple Leafs; Lady Byng Trophy [1962 & 1963]; Stanley Cup playoff MVP [1967])

1943: George Benson (singer: This Masquerade, On Broadway, Give Me the Night; session guitarist: CTI Records)

1944: Jeremy Clyde (singer: group: Chad & Jeremy: Yesterday's Gone, A Summer Song, Willow Weep for Me, Before & After)

1948: Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer: Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Cats, Phantom of the Opera)

1952: Bob Costas (Robert Quinlan) (sportscaster)

1959: Matthew Modine, Loma Linda Cal, actor (Full Metal Jacket)

2228: James T. Kirk (Captain of the Starship Enterprise NCC1701)

Notable Deaths

1974: Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35

1978: Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73

1979: Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78

1986: Charles Starrett, actor (Silver Streak, Jungle Bride), dies

2004: Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, terrorist: Founder and spiritual leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, which is known for suicide bombings against civilians in Israel.

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