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Today In History

Fri., March 28, 1997, midnight

1797: Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.

1834: The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.

1939: The Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco.

1969: The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington at age 78.

1979: America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.

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