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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 21, 2016

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The Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock 'n' roll concert, is held at the Cleveland Arena, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closes its cell doors ... on this date in history. Today is Monday, March 21, the 81st day of 2016 with 285 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus, and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include composer Johann Sebastian Bach in 1685; Mexican revolutionary and president..

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Top celebrity birthdays for March 21st: Singer-guitarist Keith Potger of The Seekers is 75. Singer-keyboardist Rose Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 71. Actor Timothy Dalton is..
Happy birthday, Gary Oldman! The actor is celebrating his 58th birthday today! A prolific actor with dozens of films on his resume, Gary Oldman is best known to comic boo..
He was the second person to set foot on the moon, and now Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is setting his sights on new horizons -- putting a man on Mars, and, in the near term, pic..
John B. King Jr. is like no previous U.S. secretary of Education: He's half-black and half-Puerto Rican, and in his (successful) admissions essay to Harvard, he had to explain why ..
English composer and conductor Sir Peter Maxwell Davies died on Monday, of leukemia. He was 81. The prolific musician wrote his first composition at 14. Classical musicians and mus..
Of all the great things about television, the greatest is that it’s on every single day. TV history is being made, day in and day out, in ways big and small. In an effort to b..
“Merchants have no country,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in 1814. “The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.” The..
A team of researchers led by Dr. Antonio Genova of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a detailed new map of Mars’ gravity. This view of the Martian gravity map shows t..
President Barack Obama’s arrival in Cuba on Sunday will provide the most vivid manifestation yet of the foreign policy he has championed since taking office more than seven years a..
The ranking that reflects the tempo-driven, family-friendly radio format marks its first two decades of hits, with Rob Thomas and Santana's 'Smooth' leading the way. Its pending do..
Shouting “I’m free!” to dozens of her supporters, activist and U.S. citizen Nestora Salgado stepped outside a Mexican prison Friday after spending 2 1/2 years in what a United Nati..
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria as U.N.-brokered peace talks in Geneva carry on into their fifth day (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The U.N. food assistance agency ..
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and its allies last month dropped the fewest bombs on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since June, even though defense officials say the campaign to de..
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout will serve a one-game suspension for a punch thrown against Nikita Kucherov on Sunday. Prout said he was defending a teammate. Columbu..
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bay's first trip to the boys basketball state tournament ended with a loss to top-ranked New Concord John Glenn, 84-56, on Thursday in the Division II State Semifi..
BEIRUT — The Latest on the conflict in Syria as U.N.-brokered peace talks in Geneva carry on into their fifth day (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria says an upco..
To mark the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, a group of California-based activists is calling on the U.S. government to honor the lives..
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes there is still plenty of time left for his players to force their way into the Euro 2016 plans of England manager Roy Hodgson. Uncapped Leic..
Created, written by and starring Leary, ---&Drugs&Rock&Roll centers on Johnny Rock (Leary). The lead singer of NYC’s legendary early-’90s band The Heathens, Rock i..
Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court. He was charged with subversion under Article ..
"Criminal" is an upcoming action thriller movie directed by Ariel Vromen and written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. The plot of the movie will focus on the character of Jerich..
After 50 years, brass-powered jazz-rock fusionists Chicago are having themselves a moment. They're the subject of a new documentary, Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago. And..
Astronaut Scott Kelly has been back on Earth for about three weeks since completing his groundbreaking year in space and he's still adjusting to the sensation of having solid groun..
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor today for subversion. He allegedly attempted to steal a pro..
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presen..
MOSCOW — A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian helicopter navigator to 22 years in prison in a contentious murder trial that has drawn sharp condemnation from the West. ..
One way of measuring the popularity of a work of fiction is how often it has been adapted for other forms. In the case of Somerset Maugham’s short story Rain, it has been turned in..
BOSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old man who ran a sprawling marijuana-dealing operation that covered several states, with records going back to 1992, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. ..
It's hard to track everything on the Internet and that's why we're here. To start off your week, we bring you some of the videos you might have missed the past seven days. The musi..
It's hard to track everything on the Internet and that's why we're here. To start off your week, we bring you some of the videos you might have missed the past seven days. You have..
Salem native Grandmaster Eddie Thomas attended an event called The Gathering of Styles in Providence, Rhode Island, on March 19. He was Guest of Honor at the event. Organizer Eric ..
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Today is Monday, March 21, the 81st day of 2016. There are 285 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 21, 1946, the recently created United Nations Security ..
The Brooklyn Nets have filled their final open roster spot after they signed Henry Sims to a ten-day contract. The 25-year-old's last taste of NBA action came during the 2014-15 se..
Birthday love! On Monday, March 21, Sarah Jessica Parker took to social media to post a sweet message in honor of husband Matthew Broderick’s 54th birthday. “Happy birthday my belo..
Maybe the best thing a city can do for the people living in it is provide some really good public parks. Around here, we have neighborhood pocket parks and sprawling urban ones tha..