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This Day in History: Sunday, March 28, 2021

Raymond Burr, formerly known as Perry Mason, took on a new TV persona as the wheelchair-using Detective Robert Ironside in a TV movie in 1967, which morphed into the regularly scheduled police drama “Ironside” the following fall…The final episode of the ABC daytime soap “The City” aired in 1997. “The City,” which was spun-off from “Loving,” aired for two seasons…Animated sitcom “Futurama” debuted on Fox in 1999. It aired for four seasons and was revived in the form of four direct-to-video movies in 2007. Comedy Central brought it back as a regularly scheduled half-hour from 2010 to 2013.

The Salvation Army was officially organized in the United States in 1885…Jesse Owens received the Congressional Gold Medal from President George H.W. Bush in 1990.

Celebrity Birthdays:
Country singer Reba McEntire is 66; actor Vince Vaughn is 51; reality star Kate Gosselin is 46; actress Julia Stiles is 40; Lady Gaga is 35.

Did You Know?:
Steven Bochco, who created dramas “Hill Street Blues” and “L.A. Law,” was hired by Universal Pictures early in his career as a writer, and then a story editor, on dramas “Ironside,” “Columbo,” “McMillan & Wife,” “Griff,” “Delvecchio” and “The Invisible Man.”