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Today in History
Sunday, March 29

2010Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.
2008Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.
2004Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
2004The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
1999The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
1993Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
1987WrestleMania III sets a world indoor attendance record at the Pontiac Silverdome with 93,173 fans.
1982The Telegu Desam Party (India's regional political party) was established by N. T. Rama Rao.
1974NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
1973Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
 
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Every ton of seawater contains approximately 1 milligram of dissolved gold.

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