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U.S. reaches agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia 150 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1867)


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(Saturday, March 30, 1867, 4:00 a.m. local time) — U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia early today in Washington to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million ($125 million today), a deal ridiculed by critics as “Seward’s Folly.” Continue reading U.S. reaches agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia 150 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1867)

John Lennon interviewed at the circus in New York 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1977)


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(Tuesday, March 29, 1977) — Former Beatle John Lennon was interviewed by ABC Channel 7 News today while attending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden in New York City with his wife Yoko, son Sean and The Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger. Continue reading John Lennon interviewed at the circus in New York 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1977)

The Beatles complete ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1967)


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(Wednesday, March 29, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-5:45 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “Good Morning Good Morning” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London adding sound effects that were assembled on the previous day. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1967)

British North America Act creates the Dominion of Canada 150 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1867)


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(Friday, March 29, 1867) — Britain’s Parliament passed, and Queen Victoria signed, the British North America Act today, creating the Dominion of Canada, which came into being July 1, 1867. Continue reading British North America Act creates the Dominion of Canada 150 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1867)

‘Rocky’ wins Best Picture at 49th Academy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1977)


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(Monday, March 28, 1977, 7:00 p.m.-10:38 p.m. PST)Rocky, an American sports drama film about a dimwitted boxer who fights to prove he can go the distance against a glamorous champ, won three Oscars tonight at the 49th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (John G. Avildsen). Continue reading ‘Rocky’ wins Best Picture at 49th Academy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1977)

‘Ironside’ starring Raymond Burr debuts on NBC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1967)


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(Tuesday, March 28, 1967, 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. EST)Ironside, an American crime drama television series about San Francisco Chief of detectives Robert Ironside (Raymond Burr) who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation, debuted tonight on NBC as a TV movie entitled Ironside. Continue reading ‘Ironside’ starring Raymond Burr debuts on NBC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1967)

The Monkees complete recording two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1967)


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(Tuesday, March 28, 1967, 12:00 p.m. PST) — The final tracking session for The Monkees‘ third studio album Headquarters took place today at Studio C, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, with the re-make of “No Time” and an early version of “Just a Game” being recorded. Continue reading The Monkees complete recording two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1967)

Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ premieres in Los Angeles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1977)


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(Sunday, March 27, 1977)Annie Hall, an American romantic comedy film about a comedian and an aspiring singer who try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness, premiered tonight as the closing night film at the Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Filmex). Continue reading Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ premieres in Los Angeles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1977)

‘Around the World in 80 Days’ wins Best Motion Picture at 29th Academy Awards 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1957)


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(Wednesday, March 27, 1957, 7:30-10:38 p.m. PST)Around the World in 80 Days, an American epic adventure-comedy film about a Victorian gentleman who bets that he can beat the world’s record for circling the globe, won five Oscars tonight at the 29th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Continue reading ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ wins Best Motion Picture at 29th Academy Awards 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1957)

Nike launches advertising campaign using The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1987)


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(Friday, March 27, 1987) — In America, the footwear manufacturers Nike began using The Beatles’ 1968 recording of “Revolution” today in a highly publicized television advertising campaign. Continue reading Nike launches advertising campaign using The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1987)