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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 - Heaven's Gate
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1997: The bodies of 39 members of the doomsday cult Heaven's Gate are found in a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. The group had committed mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an alien space craft following the Comet Hale–Bopp. The group's leader, Marshall Applewhite, seen here addressing followers in a videotape made just days before the mass suicide began, was among those found in the mansion.

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