THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.