Today in History for March 2000
Events 1 - 8 of 8
1st - The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
1st - Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
2nd - Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges
10th - The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
17th - The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
20th - Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead.
27th - Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
28th - A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).
Weddings 1 - 2 of 2
Deaths 1 - 14 of 14
1st - Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
3rd - Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
5th - Lolo Ferrari, French pornographic actress (b. 1962)
6th - John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
7th - Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
7th - Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
9th - Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
16th - Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (b. 1918)
18th - Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
20th - Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
25th - Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
26th - Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
27th - Ian Dury, English musician (b. 1942)
28th - Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)