On this day: March 21

Published On: Mar 18 2013 01:38:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2016 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 - Charles Lindbergh
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Courtesy of the Boston Public Library

1928: President Calvin Coolidge presents Charles Lindbergh with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.

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