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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Today in history—March 26

1636: Utrecht University in the Netherlands formally opens its doors with 7 faculty members and 35 students.

Gb1603 1707: The Kingdom of Great Britain comes into being with the Act of Union, which unites England and Scotland.  (Left, the 1707 flag.)

1874: Poet Robert Lee Frost is born at San Francisco, California.  He is second only to Thomas Jefferson in the number of times he is quoted in personal statements by law school applicants.

1930: Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day (O'Connor) (Stanford Law 1952), is born at El Paso, Texas.

1937: Spinarch growers erect a statue of Popeye the Sailor Man in front of the City Hall in Crystal City, Texas.

1959: Author Raymond Chandler, creator of the fictional detective Philip Marlowe, dies at La Jolla, California, at age 70.

1963: Willie and Lucille Peevyhouse won't get their 60 acres of Oklahoma restored, as the state supreme court decides Peevyhouse v. Garland Coal.

1973: The television soap opera The Young and the Restless debuts on CBS Television.  It will become the number one rated soap for 16 consecutive years.

1996: The International Monetary Fund agrees to a $10.2 billion loan to Russia.

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