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On This Day Weekend of March 28, 29, 30

On This Day in history:

FRIDAY:

1797- Nathaniel Briggs patents a washing machine.

1885- The Salvation Army is officially organized in the US.

1967- Van Morrison records "Brown Eyed Girl."

SATURDAY:

1918- The founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton, is born.

1951- "The King and I" opens on Broadway.

1962- Jack Paar makes his final appearance on the "Tonight" show.

1993- Clint Eastwood wins his first Oscars for best film and best director in "Unforgiven."


SUNDAY:

1870- The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, is passed by the US Congress.

1945- Eric Clapton is born

1962- M.C. Hammer is born.

1964- "Jeopardy" debuts on TV.

1994- Pink Floyd releases the album "The Division Bell."



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