Thomas Cranmer,the former Archbishop of Canterbury,was burned at the stake for heresy.
composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born inEisenach,Germany.
the French civil code,or the “Code Napoleon”as itwas later called,was adopted.
,journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expe-dition in Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary DavidLivingstone.
U.S. Marines arrived in Honduras to protect Americanlives and interests in the wake of political violence.
a new government was formed in France by PaulReynaud,who became prime minister,succeeding EdouardDaladier.
Charles Chaplin went on trial in Los Angeles,accusedof transporting former protegee Joan Barry across state linesfor immoral purposes. (Chaplin was acquitted,but later lost apaternity suit despite tests showing he wasn’t the father of Barry’s child.)
about 70 people were killed in Sharpeville,SouthAfrica,when police ﬁred on black protesters.
civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. MartinLuther King Jr. began their third,successful march from Selmato Montgomery,Ala.
the Supreme Court,in Dunn v. Blumstein,ruled thatstates may not require at least a year’s residency for voting eli-gibility.
police in Langa,South Africa,opened ﬁre on blacksmarching to mark the 25th anniversary of Sharpeville; thereported death toll varied between 29 and 43.
Namibia became an independent nation as the formercolony marked the end of 75 years of South African rule.Violinist-conductor Joseph Silverstein is 81. ActressKathleen Widdoes is 74. Actress Marie-Christine Barrault is69. Singer-musician Rose Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is68. Actor Timothy Dalton is 67. Singer Eddie Money is 64.Rock singer-musician Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is 63.Rock musician Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Russell Thompkins Jr. (The Stylistics) is 62.Comedy writer-performer Brad Hall is 55. Actress SabrinaLeBeauf is 55. Rock musician Jonas “Joker”Berggren (Ace of Base) is 46. Rock MC Maxim (Prodigy) is 46. Rock musicianAndrew Copeland (Sister Hazel) is 45.
Cops:Guard shot fingertrying to remove ring
PITTSBURGH — A federal prisonguard has been charged with shootinghis own ﬁnger in a drunken attempt toremove his wedding ring during an argu-ment with his wife at their northwesternPennsylvania home,police said.A criminal complaint said Bradfordpolice were called just before 9 p.m.March 2 and were met by AlfredoMalespini III,31,who told ofﬁcers hewas “trying to get rid of his weddingring”and decided to “shoot it off.”TheBradford Era ﬁrst reported the shootingon Friday.The gunshot badly mangledMalespini’s ﬁnger,but didn’t remove thering,police said.At the time of the shooting inBradford,which is near the New York border about 130 miles northeast of Pittsburgh,Malespini was employed as alieutenant at the Federal CorrectionalInstitution-McKean,a medium securityprison a few miles away.Vicky Moser,the executive assistantat the prison,said she could confirmonly that Malespini remains employedas a lieutenant at the prison,but couldnot comment as to whether he’s beensuspended or has otherwise takenleave.Bradford police Lt. Steve Caskey toldthe Associated Press that he wasn’t sureof Malespini’s employment status,but“as far as we know,he is still seekingtreatment in Erie.”Malespini was taken to UPMC Hamothospital where he was treated for thegunshot wound and also for mental oremotional issues,Caskey said.Police have been called to theMalespini residence a “couple times”previously for domestic disputes,butCaskey said he doesn’t believeMalespini had ever been charged with acrime before.On the day of the shooting,Malespini“had been drinking quite heavilythroughout the day and he and his wifehad been arguing throughout the dayabout an affair he had had severalmonths ago,”Caskey said.Malespini has been charged with dis-orderly conduct and was cited for ﬁringa weapon within city limits but also ischarged with reckless endangerment,asecond-degree misdemeanor punishableby up to two years in prison. That’sbecause the bullet Malespini ﬁred couldhave endangered someone else,Caskeysaid.“He was out on his back deck,he wasoutside...the bullet could have been ﬁredin a direct line with neighbor’s houses,”Caskey said.Nobody else was hurt in the shooting,and Malespini was neither armed norconfrontational when police arrived.“The weapon was still there,but it wasnot in his possession. It was lying on thekitchen counter,”Caskey said. “Therewere never any threats to any ofﬁcers.”
Mad about him:Hamma fan of Timberlake’s style
BEVERLY HILLS — “Mad Men”star Jon Hamm is going mad over JustinTimberlake’s suit and tie — the song andthe singer’s style.“I’m a big fan of Justin Timberlake,”Hamm said in a recent interview. “I think he’s a trendsetter,as they say. But he’salways been kind of a natty dresser.”The 42-year-old actor,who says he hasan “appreciation for fashion,”returns aswomanizing adman Don Draper whenseason six premieres April 7 on AMC.Seeing “Mad Men”style inﬁltrate popculture — from Taylor Swift’s modminidress on the March cover of Ellemagazine to Timberlake’s ode to oldHollywood glamour with his latest hit,“Suit & Tie,”is the ultimate complimentfor Hamm.“It’s nice that our show has had thatsort of serendipitous resonance withfashion,”he said. “I think it’s great. Ithink it’s really cool.”As for Timberlake,Hamm believes thepop star is “a very fashion-forward kindof guy,”although the Grammy winner isguilty of at least one “fashion don’t.”“That one unfortunate picture of himin that denim tuxedo excused,”Hammsaid with a smile,referring toTimberlake’s all-denim ensemble at the2001 American Music Awards.
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