On this day: March 28

Published On: Mar 25 2013 06:17:39 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.

OTD March 28 - Henry Schoolcraft
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1793: Henry Schoolcraft, the explorer and ethnologist noted for his 1832 discovery of the source of the Mississippi River in a lake in northern Minnesota that he named Lake Itasca, is born in Guilderland, New York. Schoolcraft, whose early interest in rocks and minerals led to employment as a map maker and government agent on the Northwest Frontier, is also known for his early studies of Native American cultures.

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