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On This Day March 24

On This Day in history:

1874- Harry Houdini is born.

1883- The first telephone call takes place between New York and Chicago.

1955- "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," a Tennessee Williams' play, debuts on Broadway.

1958- Elvis Presley is sworn in as a private in the US Army.

1989- The nation's worst oil spill occurred  when supertanker Exxon Valdez hit a reef in Alaska and began leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil.

2005- Sandra Bullock receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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