Today is Tuesday, March 24th. It’s American Diabetes Association Alert Day, International Day for Achievers, National Agriculture Day, National Cheesesteak Day, National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, National Cocktail Day, and World Tuberculosis Day

There are 19 days until Easter
There are 62 days until Memorial Day

Today is the day that…

— in 1882, German scientist Robert Koch discovers the bacteria which causes tuberculosis

— in 1883, long distance telephone service began in the U.S.

— in 1932, WABC makes the first U.S. radio broadcast from a moving train

— in 1955, Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens for 694 performances

— in 1956, Billboard magazine debuts their first weekly chart ranking the top albums as measured by sales

— in 1958, Elvis Presley joins the US Army (serial number 53310761)

— in 1962, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform their first paid gig when they appear as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys at a club in Ealing, England.

— in 1980, ABC-TV renames their nightly Iran Hostage crisis program “Nightline”

— in 1986, “Out of Africa” wins Best Picture at the 58th Academy Awards

— also in 1986, Van Halen released 5150, their first album with Sammy Hagar as lead singer

— in 1989, The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred

— in 1991, Hulk Hogan beats Sergeant Slaughter for the WWF Heavyweight title
at WrestleMania VII in Los Angeles

— in 1998, Five people were killed and 10 were wounded when two students opened fire at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas

— in 1999, the dystopian sci-fi action movie “The Matrix” is released, starring Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, and Carrie-Ann Moss

— in 2002, Halle Berry won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Monster’s Ball”, becoming the first black actress to win the award

— in 2005, The sitcom “The Office”, based on the UK sitcom of the same name, premieres on NBC-TV, starring Steve Carell and John Krasinski

— also in 2005, The PlayStation Portable was released in North America

— and in 2016, comedian and actor Garry Shandling died at the age of 66 from a pulmonary embolism

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