Arizona Daily Wildcat
From the Archives ÷ 1973
With outstretched hands, a crowd at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base welcomes home Tucson's first returning prisoner of war. On Saturday, American soldiers became the first prisoners of war in Iraq.
Monday March 24, 2003
1883 ÷ Long-distance telephone service was inaugurated between Chicago and New York City.
1998 ÷ A 13-year-old boy and his 11-year-old cousin opened fire outside their school in Jonesboro, Ark., killing four students and a teacher and injuring 10.
1634 ÷ Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.
1996 ÷ The redesigned $100 bill went into circulation.
1885 ÷ The Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co. of Rochester, N.Y., manufactured the first commercial motion picture film.
1997 ÷ The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate techno-religious cult who had committed suicide were found inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
1836 ÷ The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio.
1977 ÷ A KLM Boeing 747 crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the Canary Island of Tenerife, killing 582 people.
1797 ÷ Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.
1979 ÷ America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.