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On this day: March 26

Published On: Mar 21 2013 11:33:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.

OTD March 26 - Raymond Chandler
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1959: Author Raymond Chandler, best known for hard-boiled detective novels like "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye," dies of pneumonial peripheral vascular shock and prerenal uremia at age 70 in La Jolla, Calif.

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