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Today's Events | on horizon | on this day | newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Thursday, March 9, 2000

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No matter how many times you yell at people, they're always going to follow what's doing well at the moment.

Reuben Brewer, manager of mutual fund research at Value Line Inc.

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today's events

  • South Carolina holds its Democratic presidential caucuses.
  • French President Jacques Chirac begins a 4-day visit to the Caribbean.
  • The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament starts in Chicago.

on the horizon

  • On Friday, March 10, Sweetwater, Texas, holds its Rattlesnake Roundup, with snake meat available to eat and numerous live rattlesnakes on display.
  • On Saturday, March 11, Democratic presidential primaries are planned in Arizona, Michigan and Minnesota.
  • On Sunday, March 12, Spain is expected to hold national elections.
  • On Monday, March 13, the Iditarod sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome is expected to finish as the winner completes the 1,100-mile competition.
  • On Tuesday, March 14, a hearing is expected for Allan Zarkin, the obstetrician accused of carving his initials into a patient's abdomen after he delivered her baby.

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  • Country singer Mickey Gilley is 64.
  • Chess player Bobby Fischer is 57.
  • Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 49.
  • Rock musician Robin Trower is 55.

on this day

  • In 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclad ships Monitor and Virginia clashed for five hours to a draw.
  • In 1916, more than a dozen people were killed when Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico.
  • In 1933, the U.S. Congress began enacting New Deal legislation after being called into special session by President Roosevelt.
  • In 1945, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Japan during World War II.
  • In 1975, work began on the Alaskan oil pipeline.
  • In 1977, about a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims invaded three buildings in Washington, D.C., killing one person and taking more than 130 hostage.
  • In 1990, Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as the U.S. surgeon general. She was the first woman and the first Hispanic to hold the job.

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