March 24, 1998 in Nation/World

Today In History

 

In 1765: Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide housing to British soldiers.

In 1958: Rock-and-roll singer Elvis Presley was inducted into the ARmy in Memphis, Tenn.

In 1980: One of El Salvador’s most respected Roman Catholic Church leaders, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, was shot to death by gunmen as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador.

In 1989: The nation’s worst oil spill occurred as the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, leaking 11 million gallons of crude.


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