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This day in history

Thursday, March 28, is the 87th day of 2013. There are 278 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski is 85. Director Mike Newell is 71. Actor Ken Howard is 69. Actress Dianne Wiest is 65. Singer Reba McEntire is 58. Gold medal gymnast Bart Conner is 55. Director Brett Ratner is 44. Actor Vince Vaughn is 43. Actress Julia Stiles is 32. Singer Lady Gaga is 27.

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In 1834, the US Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.

In 1898, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, ruled that a child born in the US to Chinese immigrants was a US citizen.

In 1939, the Spanish Civil War effectively ended as Madrid fell to forces of Francisco Franco.

In 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.

In 1943, composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In 1969, the 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington D.C., at age 78.

In 1979, America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.

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