1991 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that employers could not exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage a fetus.
1991 – The U.S. forgave $2 billion in loans to Poland.
1992 – Janice Pennington was awarded $1.3 million for accident on the set of the “Price is Right” TV show.
1993 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin declared emergency rule. He set a referendum on whether the people trusted him or the hard-line Congress to govern.
1993 – An Irish Republican Army bomb was detonated in Warrington, England. A 3-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy were killed.
1995 – About 35,000 Turkish troops crossed the northern border of Iraq in pursuit of the separatist rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
1995 – In Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others were sickened when packages containing the nerve gas Sarin was released on five separate subway trains. The terrorists belonged to a doomsday cult in Japan.
1996 – In Los Angeles, Erik and Lyle Menendez were found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of their parents.
1996 – The U.K. announced that humans could catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease).
1997 – Brian Grazer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 – Liggett Group, the maker of Chesterfield cigarettes, settled 22 state lawsuits by admitting the industry marketed cigarettes to teenagers and agreed to warn on every pack that smoking is addictive.
1998 – India’s new Hindu nationalist-led government pledges to “exercise the option to induct nuclear weapons.”
1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first men to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon. The non-stop trip began on March 3 and covered 26,500 miles.
1999 – Legoland California opened Carlsbad, California.
2000 – Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, once known as H. Rap Brown, was captured following a shootout that left a sherriff’s deputy dead.
2002 – Actress Pamela Anderson disclosed that she had hepatitis C.
2002 – Arthur Andersen pled innocent to charges that it had shredded documents and deleted computer files related to the energy company Enron.
2003 – Cisco Systems Inc. announced it was buying The Linksys Group INc. for $500 million in stock.
2003 – U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait.
2019 – Europe’s antitrust regulators fined Google $1.7 billion for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business.
2019 – Disney acquired the rights to 21st Century Fox. Fox Corporation was formed with the remaining assets.
Celebrating Birthday Today
1981 – Amy Lee, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1981 – Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
1982 – Dan Hamhuis, Canadian ice hockey player
1982 – Ayumi Kinoshita, Japanese actress and model
1982 – Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player
1982 – Tuka Rocha, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2019)
1982 – Koutaro Tanaka, Japanese actor
1982 – Dominik Werling, German footballer
1983 – Matt Deis, American bass player and songwriter
1983 – Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer
1983 – Janeth Jepkosgei, Kenyan runner
1984 – Santi Cazorla, Spanish footballer
1984 – Hanna-Maria Seppälä, Finnish swimmer
1985 – Michael Bumpus, American football player
1985 – Laurence Leboeuf, Canadian actress
1985 – Alby Mathewson, New Zealand rugby player
1986 – Mathieu Gnanligo, Beninese sprinter
1988 – Rickie Fowler, American golfer
1988 – Olly Lancashire, English footballer
1988 – James Tamou, New Zealand-Australian rugby league player
1989 – Hellen Onsando Obiri, Kenyan runner
1989 – Ben Ridge, Australian rugby league player
1989 – Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress