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On March the 24th
Sony releases its portable gaming console "The PlayStation Portable".
Apple Computer releases Mac OS X operating system.
NATO commences air bombardment of Yugoslavia.
In Jonesboro, Arkansas, two teenage boys opened fire upon students at the Westside Middle School, killing 5 people and injuring another 10.
Exxon's, Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground, causing a spill of over 30 million gallons of petroleum in the sea area of Prince William, Alaska. This is considered as one of the worst ecological disasters of the 20th century.
British field marshal, Bernard Montgomery, died at the age of 89. He was one of the critical military figures of the Second World War.
Argentina's military deposes President Isabel Peron. She had assumed the presidency after her husband Juan Peron died in 1974.
Rock band, Pink Floyd, releases their The Dark Side of the Moon album.
American actress, Annabella Sciorra, was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
76 prisoners broke out of the Stalag Luft III, nazi POW prison, in Poland, this event inspired the hit movie, The Great Escape.
American cinema legend, Steve McQueen, was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, USA.
One of the worlds largest and most known insurance companies, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, was formed.
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