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On this day: March 21

Published On: Mar 18 2013 01:38:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.

OTD March 21 - Rosie O'Donnell
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1962: Comedian and actress Rosie O'Donnell, best known for hosting the Emmy-winning "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and for movies such as "A League of their Own," "Sleepless in Seattle" and "The Flintstones," is born in Commack, N.Y.

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