This Week in History

March 19, 2003

The Iraq War begins when the United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, begin coordinated attacks on Iraq.

March 21, 1963

Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners.

March 26, 1997

Thirty-nine victims of a mass suicide are discovered in California, all of whom were later found to be members of the radical Heaven’s Gate cult.

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