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March 12th - Happy Birthday Courtney B. Vance, Aaron Eckhart, & Jaimie Alexander


Today is Monday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2012. There are 294 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides, a movement which had originated in Britain along with the Boy Scouts.

On this date:
In 538, Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
In 1550, Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.
In 1622, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church.
In 1664, England's King Charles II granted an area of land in present-day North America known as New Netherlands to his brother James, the Duke of York. It was renamed New Jersey.
In 1689, The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
In 1811, Peninsular War: A day after a successful rear guard action, French Marshal Michel Ney once again successfully delayed the pursuing Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Redinha.
In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to the rank of general-in-chief of the Union armies in the Civil War by President Abraham Lincoln.
In 1868, Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
In 1881, Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.
In 1913, Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
In 1918, Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
In 1921, İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
In 1922, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
In 1928, In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt.
In 1932, the so-called "Swedish Match King," Ivar Kreuger, was found shot dead in his Paris apartment, an apparent suicide, leaving behind a financial empire that turned out to be worthless.
In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio "fireside chats," telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation's economic crisis.
In 1934, Konstantin Päts and General Johan Laidoner stage a coup in Estonia, and ban all political parties.
In 1938, World War II: The Anschluss merging Austria with Nazi Germany took place as German forces crossed the border between the two countries.
In 1940, Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.
In 1947, President Harry S. Truman established what became known as the "Truman Doctrine" to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
In 1950, The Llandow air disaster occurs near Sigingstone, Wales, in which 80 people die when their aircraft crashed, making it the world's deadliest air disaster at the time.
In 1951, "Dennis the Menace," created by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, made its syndicated debut in 16 newspapers.
In 1964, New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
In 1967, Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become Acting President of Indonesia.
In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, but Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota placed a strong second.
In 1968, the African island of Mauritius became independent of British rule. (On this date in 1992, Mauritius became a republic.)
In 1971, The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
In 1971, Hafez Assad was confirmed as president of Syria in a referendum.
In 1980, a Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy Jr. guilty of the murders of 33 men and boys. (The next day, Gacy was sentenced to death; he was executed in May 1994.)
In 1987, the musical play "Les Miserables" opened on Broadway.
In 1993, Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
In 1993, North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.
In 1993, The Blizzard of 1993, Snow begins to fall across the eastern portion of the US with tornadoes, thunder snow storms, high winds and record low temperatures. The storm lasts for 30 hours.
In 1994, The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
In 1999, Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
In 2003, Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
In 2004, The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its National Assembly: the first such impeachment in the nation's history.
In 2009, Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.
In 2011, A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.

Ten years ago: Houston homemaker Andrea Yates was convicted of murder in the drowning deaths of her five children in the family bathtub. (Yates was later retried and found not guilty by reason of insanity.) Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge announced that America was at yellow alert as he unveiled a color-coded system for terror warnings. The U.N. Security Council approved a US-sponsored resolution endorsing a Palestinian state for the first time. The space shuttle Columbia returned to Earth, ending the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission. Martin Buser captured his fourth victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush promoted free trade as a salve to Latin America's woes as he spoke out against poverty during a visit to Guatemala; the president then traveled to Mexico. Masked Palestinians kidnapped BBC reporter Alan Johnston at gunpoint in Gaza City. (He was released several months later.) [sign in to see URL]. and Van Halen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

One year ago: Fifteen passengers were killed when a tour bus returning from a Connecticut casino scraped along a guard rail on the outskirts of New York City, tipped on its side and slammed into a pole that sheared it nearly end to end. (The driver faces charges of manslaughter and reckless driving.) A Cuban court found US contractor Alan Gross guilty of bringing satellite phones and other communication equipment to Cuba illegally while working on a USAID-funded democracy-building program and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. The Arab League asked the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone to protect Libyan rebels. Legendary American jazz drummer Joe Morello, 82, a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, died in Irvington, N.J.

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Today's Birthdays: Playwright Edward Albee is 84. Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is 80. Actress Barbara Feldon is 79. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 76. Singer Al Jarreau is 72. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 66. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 65. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 64. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 64. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 63. Actor Jon Provost ("Lassie") is 62. Author Carl Hiaasen is 59. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 56. Actor Jerry Levine is 55. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 55. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 52. Actor Titus Welliver is 51. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 50. Actress Julia Campbell is 49. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 44. ABC News reporter Jake Tapper is 43. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 43. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 39. Country singer Holly Williams is 31. Actor Samm Levine is 30. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 18. Actress Kendall Applegate (TV: "Desperate Housewives") is 13.

Other notable birthdays, March 12:
1930, Vernon Law, American baseball player
1936, Eddie Sutton, American college basketball coach
1938, Johnny Rutherford, American auto racer
1942, Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player
1945, Sammy Gravano, American organized crime figure
1953, Ron Jeremy, American pornographic actor
1956, Dale Murphy, American baseball player
1958, Matt Millen, American football player
1960, Kipp Lennon, American singer
1965, Steve Finley, American baseball player
1965, Shawn Gilbert, American baseball player
1965, Steve Levy, American sports journalist
1966, Grant Long, American basketball player
1966, John Thompson III, American basketball coach
1968, Tammy Duckworth, American politician, military aviator
1970, Rex Walters, American basketball player
1971, Isaiah Rider, American basketball player
1978, Casey Mears, American auto racer
1979, Pete Doherty, English musician
1979, Shaun Rogers, American football player
1982, Zach Miner, American baseball player

Born on this day, March 12, passed away:
1913, Agathe von Trapp, member of the Trapp family signers (d. 2010)
1914, Julia Lennon, mother of John Lennon (d. 1958)
1921, Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (d. 1986)
1922, Jack Kerouac, American writer (d. 1969)
1922, Lane Kirkland, American labor leader (d. 1999)
1923, Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)
1938, Lew DeWitt, American country singer and songwriter (The Statler Brothers) (d. 1990)
1970, John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)

Notable deaths, March 12:
417, Pope Innocent I
604, Pope Gregory I
1507, Cesare Borgia, Italian general and statesman (b. 1475)
1914, George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer (b. 1846)
1925, Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and politician (b. 1866)
1955, Charlie Parker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1920)
1973, Frankie Frisch, American baseball player (b. 1898)
1978, John Cazale, American actor (b. 1935)
1987, Woody Hayes, American football coach (b. 1913)
1989, Maurice Evans, English-born actor (b. 1901)
2001, Morton Downey, Jr., American television talk show host (b. 1933)
2001, Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
2003, Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)
2011, Joe Morello, American jazz drummer (Dave Brubeck Quartet; b. 1923)

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Today is Tuesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2013. There are 294 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio addresses that came to be known as "fireside chats," telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation's economic crisis.

One year ago: A day after the weekend massacre of Afghan civilians allegedly carried out by a U.S. soldier, President Barack Obama called the episode "absolutely tragic and heartbreaking," while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called it "inexplicable." Greece implemented the biggest debt write-down in history, swapping the bulk of its privately-held bonds with new ones worth less than half their original value.

Today's Birthdays: Playwright Edward Albee is 85. Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is 81. Actress Barbara Feldon is 80. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 77. Singer Al Jarreau is 73. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 67. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 66. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 65. Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 65. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 64. Actor Jon Provost ("Lassie") is 63. Author Carl Hiaasen (HY'-ah-sihn) is 60. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 57. Actor Jerry Levine is 56. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 56. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 53. Actor Titus Welliver is 52. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 51. Actress Julia Campbell is 50. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 45. CNNreporter Jake Tapper is 44. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 44. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 40. Country singer Holly Williams is 32. Actor Samm (cq) Levine is 31. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 19. Actress Kendall Applegate is 14.

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Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 12, 1664, England's King Charles II granted an area of land on the East Coast of present-day North America known as New Netherland to his brother James, the Duke of York.

Ten years ago: Marcus Wesson, the domineering patriarch of a cultlike clan he'd bred through incest, surrendered to police who found the bodies of nine of his offspring, all but one minors, at their home in Fresno, Calif. (Wesson was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.)

Five years ago: Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty in New York to pulling off perhaps the biggest swindle in Wall Street history. The Iraqi journalist who'd thrown his shoes at President George W. Bush received a three-year sentence. (Muntadhar al-Zeidi ended up serving nine months.) Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings announced that Chicago's Sears Tower would be renamed Willis Tower. Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win the super-G season finale at the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden. Philanthropist Leonore Annenberg died in Rancho Mirage, Calif. at age 91.

One year ago: Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader of the Catholic Church. Richard Beasley, a self-styled street preacher, was found guilty in Akron, Ohio, of murdering three down-and-out men who'd been lured by bogus job offers posted on Craigslist. (Beasley was later sentenced to death.) Mitch Seavey, a 53-year-old former champion, won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in nine days, 7 hours and 39 minutes to become the oldest winner of Alaska's grueling test of endurance.

Today's Birthdays: Playwright Edward Albee is 86. Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young is 82. Actress Barbara Feldon is 81. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 78. Singer Al Jarreau is 74. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 68. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 67. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 66. Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 66. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 65. Actor Jon Provost ("Lassie") is 64. Author Carl Hiaasen (HY'-ah-sihn) is 61. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 58. Actor Jerry Levine is 57. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 57. Actor Jason Beghe is 54. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 54. Actor Titus Welliver is 53. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 52. Actress Julia Campbell is 51. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 46. CNN reporter Jake Tapper is 45. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 45. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 41. Actor Rhys Coiro is 35. Country singer Holly Williams is 33. Actor Samm (cq) Levine is 32. Actor Jaimie Alexander is 30. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 20. Actress Kendall Applegate is 15.

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Today is Thursday, March 12, the 71st day of 2015. There are 294 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio addresses that came to be known as "fireside chats," telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation's economic crisis.

Ten years ago: Brian Nichols, who had slain a judge and three other people, surrendered to authorities in suburban Atlanta after holding Ashley Smith hostage in her apartment. (Nichols was later sentenced to life in prison.) A gunman opened fire at a church meeting being held at a suburban Milwaukee hotel, killing seven people before taking his own life. Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller became the first American in 22 years to win skiing's overall World Cup title, in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

Five years ago: Two suicide bombers killed 55 people in near simultaneous blasts in Lahore, Pakistan, the fourth attack in a week. Lindsey Vonn capped a historic season with her third straight overall World Cup title in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

One year ago: With Ukraine's interim prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk (ahr-SEHN'-ee yaht-sehn-YOOK'), at his side, President Barack Obama said the United States would "completely reject" a referendum in Crimea opening the door for the Ukrainian peninsula to join Russia. In New York City, a gas explosion destroyed two five-story East Harlem apartment buildings, killing eight people and injuring more than 60.

Today's Birthdays: Playwright Edward Albee is 87. Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young is 83. Actress Barbara Feldon is 82. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 79. Singer Al Jarreau is 75. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 69. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 68. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 67. Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 67. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 66. Actor Jon Provost (TV: "Lassie") is 65. Author Carl Hiaasen (HY'-ah-sihn) is 62. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 59. Actor Jerry Levine is 58. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 58. Actor Jason Beghe is 55. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 55. Actor Titus Welliver is 54. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 53. Actress Julia Campbell is 52. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 47. CNN reporter Jake Tapper is 46. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 46. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 42. Actor Rhys Coiro is 36. Country singer Holly Williams is 34. Actor Samm (cq) Levine is 33. Actor Jaimie Alexander is 31. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 21. Actress Kendall Applegate is 16.

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Today is Saturday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2016. There are 294 days left in the year. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. locally. Clocks go forward one hour.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA had its origins as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Georgia, founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides.

Ten years ago: Four U.S. Army soldiers attacked an Iraqi family south of Baghdad; three of them took turns raping a 14-year-old girl, Abeer Qassim Al-Janabi, whose parents and 6-year-old sister had been slain by one of the soldiers, Steven Dale Green, who then killed Abeer. (Green committed suicide in prison in Feb. 2014; the others are serving lengthy sentences.) In eastern Afghanistan, a roadside bomb killed four U.S. troops passing by in an armored vehicle.

Five years ago: Fifteen passengers were killed when a tour bus returning from a Connecticut casino scraped along a guard rail on the outskirts of New York City, tipped on its side and slammed into a pole that sheared it nearly end to end. (Driver Ophadell Williams was later acquitted of manslaughter and negligent homicide.) A Cuban court found U.S. contractor Alan Gross guilty of bringing satellite phones and other communication equipment to Cuba illegally while working on a USAID-funded democracy-building program and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. (Cuba released Gross in Dec. 2014). The Arab League asked the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone to protect Libyan rebels. Legendary American jazz drummer Joe Morello, 82, a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, died in Irvington, N.J.

One year ago: Two Ferguson, Mo., police officers were shot and wounded in front of the police department during a protest; U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder denounced the shooter as a "damn punk." NASA launched its Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.

Today's Birthdays: Playwright Edward Albee is 88. Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young is 84. Actress Barbara Feldon is 83. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 80. Singer Al Jarreau is 76. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 70. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 69. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 68. Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 68. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 67. Actor Jon Provost (TV: "Lassie") is 66. Author Carl Hiaasen (HY'-ah-sihn) is 63. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 60. Actor Jerry Levine is 59. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 59. Actor Jason Beghe is 56. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 56. Actor Titus Welliver is 55. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 54. Actress Julia Campbell is 53. Actor Jake Weber is 53. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 48. CNN reporter Jake Tapper is 47. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 47. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 43. Actor Rhys Coiro is 37. Country singer Holly Williams is 35. Actor Samm (cq) Levine is 34. Actor Jaimie Alexander (TV: "Blindspot") is 32. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 22. Actress Kendall Applegate is 17.

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Today is Sunday, March 12, the 71st day of 2017. There are 294 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman announced what became known as the "Truman Doctrine" to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush promoted free trade as a salve to Latin America's woes as he spoke out against poverty during a visit to Guatemala; the president then traveled to Mexico. Masked Palestinians kidnapped BBC reporter Alan Johnston at gunpoint in Gaza City. (He was released several months later.) [sign in to see URL]. and Van Halen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Five years ago: A day after the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier, President Barack Obama called the episode "absolutely tragic and heartbreaking," while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called it "inexplicable." Greece implemented the biggest debt write-down in history, swapping the bulk of its privately-held bonds with new ones worth less than half their original value.

One year ago: Ted Cruz won most of the delegates at stake in Republican county conventions in Wyoming; Marco Rubio won the GOP presidential caucuses in Washington, D.C. A 26-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of crashing his snowmobile into two Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race teams, killing one dog and injuring at least three others; Arnold Demoski later pleaded guilty to assault, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence.

Today's Birthdays — March 12: Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young is 85. Actress Barbara Feldon is 84. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 81. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 71. Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is 70. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 69. Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 69. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 68. Actor Jon Provost (TV: "Lassie") is 67. Author Carl Hiaasen (HY'-ah-sihn) is 64. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 61. Actor Jerry Levine is 60. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 60. Actor Jason Beghe is 57. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 57. Actor Titus Welliver is 56. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 55. Actress Julia Campbell is 54. Actor Jake Weber is 54. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 49. CNN reporter Jake Tapper is 48. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 48. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 44. Actor Rhys Coiro is 38. Country singer Holly Williams is 36. Actor Samm (cq) Levine is 35. Actress Jaimie Alexander is 33. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 23. Actress Kendall Applegate is 18.

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Today is Monday, March 12, the 71st day of 2018. There are 294 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On March 12, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, with Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota placing a strong second. The African island of Mauritius became independent of British rule (on this date in 1992, Mauritius became a republic).

Ten years ago: New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned two days after reports had surfaced that he was a client of a prostitution ring (Spitzer was succeeded as governor by fellow Democrat David Paterson). Former Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, a liberal Ohio Democrat who challenged big business, died near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at age 90. Space shuttle Endeavour docked with the international space station, kicking off almost two weeks of demanding construction work. Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, completing the 1,100-mile journey in just under 9½ days.



Five years ago: Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader of the Catholic Church to succeed Benedict XVI. Mitch Seavey, a 53-year-old former champion, won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in nine days, 7 hours and 39 minutes to become the oldest winner of Alaska's grueling test of endurance.



One year ago: A bus plowed into people taking part in an early morning street festival in Haiti, killing at least 34 of them. Authorities in Mexico recovered New England quarterback Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey more than a month after it had gone missing from the Patriots' locker room following the game; a Mexican media executive is suspected of stealing the garment.



Today's Birthdays — March 12: Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young is 86. Actress Barbara Feldon is 85. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 82. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 72. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 71. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 70. Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 70. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 69. Actor Jon Provost (TV: "Lassie") is 68. Author Carl Hiaasen (HY'-ah-sihn) is 65. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 62. Actress Lesley Manville is 62. Actor Jerry Levine is 61. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 61. Actor Jason Beghe is 58. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 58. Actor Titus Welliver is 56. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 56. Actress Julia Campbell is 55. Actor Jake Weber is 55. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is 50. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 50. CNN reporter Jake Tapper is 49. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 49. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 45. Actor Rhys Coiro is 39. Country singer Holly Williams is 37. Actor Samm (cq) Levine is 36. Actress Jaimie Alexander is 34. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 24. Actress Kendall Applegate is 19.

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