Today in History

Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2013. There are 284 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight:

On March 22, 1963, The Beatles’ debut album, “Please Please Me,” was released in the United Kingdom.

On this date:

In 1820, U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with Commodore James Barron near Washington, D.C.

In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal.

In 1941, Grand Coulee dam went into operation.

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