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On this day: March 14

Published On: Mar 08 2013 01:54:35 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 14 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.

OTD March 14 - Billy Crystal
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1948: Actor and comedian Billy Crystal, who rose to fame on TV in "Soap" and "Saturday Night Live" before starring in movies such as "When Harry Met Sally..." and "City Slickers," is born New York City. Crystal is also known for hosting the Academy Awards ceremony nine times and for voicing the character of Mike Wazowski in "Monsters, Inc."

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