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Adv27 For release Thursday, March 27

1912: First lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan's ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted in Washington the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo.

1964: Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake (the strongest on record in North America) and tsunamis that together claimed 130 lives.

1968: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, died in a plane crash.

Adv27 For release Thursday, March 27 03/26/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:43pm]
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