THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Sun­day, March 19, the 78th day of 2017. There are 287 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1987: Tel­e­van­ge­list Jim Bakker re­signed as chair­man of his PTL min­istry or­ga­ni­za­tion amid a sex and money scan­dal in­volv­ing Jes­sica Hahn, a former church sec­re­tary.

IN THE WORLD

1945: Dur­ing World War II, 724 peo­ple were killed when a Ja­panese dive bomber at­tacked the car­rier USS Franklin off Ja­pan (the ship was saved). Adolf Hitler or­dered the de­struc­tion of Ger­man fa­cil­i­ties that could fall into Al­lied hands in his so-called “Nero De­cree,” which was largely dis­re­garded.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Former White House na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser Brent Scowcroft is 92. The­olo­gian Hans Kung is 89. Au­thor Philip Roth is 84. Actress Re­nee Taylor is 84. Actress Ur­sula An­dress is 81. Singer Clarence “Frog­man” Henry is 80. Singer Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sis­ters) is 71. Actress Glenn Close is 70. Ac­tor Bruce Wil­lis is 62. Actress Abby Bram­mell is 38.

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