The Daily News | March 26

Cecil John Rhodes, South African millionaire, died, 1902
Walt Whitman, US poet, died, 1892
Jule Styne’s “Funny Girl” opened on Broadway, 1964
US Naturalization Act passed, 1790
Robert Stroud, Birdman of Alcatraz, stabbed a guard, 1916
Salk Polio vaccine announced, 1953
Hue, South Vietnam fell to the North Vietnamese army, 1975
“Welcome Back Elvis” aired, 1960
John Winthrop, governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, died, 1649
Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, died, 1923
“Vulcan” (a “rogue asteroid”) sighted near Mercury, 1859
Raymond Chandler, American author, died, 1959
Popeye statue unveiled, Crystal City (Texas) Spinach Festival, 1937
Ludwig Van Beethoven, German composer, died, 1827
Joseph Ignace Guillotin, French physician and promoter of the guillotine, died, 1814
Sir Noel Coward, British actor and writer, died, 1973