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BITS OF HISTORY (MARCH 28)

1939: The Spanish Civil war ended with the surrender of Madrid to General Francisco Franco's forces.

1979: The United States' worst nuclear accident occurred at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A partial meltdown of one of the reactors released radioactive gas into the atmosphere, forcing the evacuation of residents.

2005: Nearly 1,000 people were killed in an earthquake of magnitude 8.7 that hit Nias island off western Indonesia.

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