Today in History, March 28: Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

Highlights of this day in history: An accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant; Former President Dwight Eisenhower dies; The Spanish Civil War ends; Maria von Trapp of 'Sound of Music' fame dies; Singer Reba McEntire born. (March 28).

Today is Tuesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2017 with 278 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Mars.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include Roman Catholic St. Teresa of Avila in 1515; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aristide Briand in 1862; Russian author Maxim Gorky in 1868; brewer Frederick Pabst in 1836; brewer August Anheuser Busch Jr. in 1899; naturalist Marlin Perkins in 1905; Hollywood agent Irving "Swifty" Lazar in 1907; Edmund Muskie, the 1968 Democratic Party vice presidential candidate, in 1914; actor Dirk Bogarde in 1921; child star Freddie Bartholomew in 1924; Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter administration national security adviser, in 1928 (age 89); actor Conchata Ferrell in 1943 (age 74); basketball Hall of Fame member Rick Barry in 1944 (age 73); actor Ken Howard in 1944; actor Dianne Wiest in 1948 (age 69); country singer/actor Reba McEntire in 1955 (age 62); actor Vince Vaughn in 1970 (age 47); television personality Kate Gosselin in 1975 (age 42); actor Julia Stiles in 1981 (age 36); singer Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, in 1986 (age 31). -- UPI

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.