Saturday, March 28, 1998
The 1998 World Conference of the Reorganized Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens in Independence, Missouri.
On the horizon
On Sunday, March 29, a concert kicks off weeklong events marking the 30th
anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis,
On Monday, March 30, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether discrimination
against HIV-positive people violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On Tuesday, March 31, Major League Baseball season opens.
Wednesday, April 1, is April Fool's Day.
On Thursday, April 2, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland opens a new
exhibit -- the "Ultimate Jukebox."
On this day
In 1797, Nathaniel Briggs patents a washing machine.
In 1885, the U.S. Salvation Army is officially organized.
In 1910, the first seaplane takes off from the waters of Martinques, France.
In 1930, the cities of Constantinople and Angora changes names to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.
In 1933, the German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers to Adolph Hitler.
In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ends.
In 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D Eisenhower, dies in Washington at 78.
In 1970, a magnitude 7.1 quake destroys more than 200 Turkish villages, killing 1,300 people.
Photographer Neil Garcia documented the life of a homeless man in a photo project,Charlie: A Photo Essay. Check it out.
Holidays and more
Today is Resistance Day in Burma.
Singer Mariah Carey ("Butterfly") is 28.
Actor Austin Pendleton ("Guarding Tess") is 58.
Actress Maria Schneider ("Last Tango in Paris") is 46.
Director Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction") is 35.
Actor Michael York ("Cabaret") is 56.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan