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On This Day Weekend of March 14, 15, 16

On This Day in history:

FRIDAY

1794- Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin.

1879- Albert Einstein is born.

1967- John F. Kennedy's body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent one at Arlington National Cemetery.

1980- Quincy Jones got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

SATURDAY

1493- Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first New World voyage.

1820- Maine was admitted as the 23rd state of the Union.

1954- CBS television debuted its "Morning Show."

1956- The musical, "My Fair Lady," opened on Broadway.

1964- Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton in Montreal.

1991- Four LA police officers were indicted in the beating of Rodney King on March 3, 1991.

2002- Burger King began selling a veggie burger in the US.  The event was billed as the first veggie burger to be sold nation wide by a fast food chain.

SUNDAY

1850- "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is published for the first time.

1926- Physicist Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket.

1963- "Puff The Magic Dragon" is released by Peter, Paul and Mary.

1988- Mickey Thompson and his wife, Trudy, are shot to death in their driveway.


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