Throwback Thursday: A look back at events in history on March 24, including the Exxon Valdez disaster, Elvis joining the army and the Germanwings crash.
Here, the 23-year-old rock 'n' roll sensation Elvis Presley, right, indicates that he had no sleep the night before while reporting with other inductees at his local Memphis draft board, March 24, 1958. Presley was inducted as a private and did his basic training at Fort Hood, Texas before he was sent to Germany with the 3rd Armored Division.
At left, in foreground, is inductee Farley Guy, a school friend of Presley's, and, at center, is inductee Nathaniel Wigginson.
Troops return home
Returning American troops march under the Arch of Freedom on Fifth Avenue near Madison Square Park, New York on March 24, 1919.
Jean Jules Verne
Jean Jules Verne, grandson of the famous French Romancer, with Sir Hubert Wilkins in the latter's apartment in New York, March 19, 1930 looking over the ground Sir Hubert attempts to cover in his submarine "Nautilus" when he will try to go over the North Pole under the Ice. Verne will christen the submarine in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 24. He arrived in New York on March 19 especially for the ceremony.
Eleanor Roosevelt & Helen Keller
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, left, greets humanitarian Helen Keller, who is blind and deaf, at a reception in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 1936.
Roosevelt addressed the gathering in honor of Keller on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the National Library for the Blind.
Queen Mary's maiden voyage
An aerial view of The RMS Queen Mary leaving the John Brown shipyard, Scotland, on March 24, 1936.
The world's largest and most luxurious liner Queen Mary left her fitting out berth in Clydebank, Scotland on her maiden voyage of fifteen miles down the river to Greenock.
Greatest precautions were taken to maneuver the mighty vessel into midstream and down the winding river. Thousands of people who had camped out all night watched the giant leave for the open sea.
Credit: Len Putnam/AP
Japanese citizens wait in line for their assigned homes at an internment camp reception center in Manzanar, California on March 24, 1942. Many were forced from their homes in Los Angeles by the U.S. Army.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 led to U.S. entry into World War II and hysteria about Japanese espionage. Without due process people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast were interred in 10 war relocation centers. Around two-thirds of those in Manzanar were Americans by birth.
Pairs of animals walk up a ramp and into "Noah's Ark" on a film set near Rome where the movie "The Bible" is being shot, March 24, 1965. American director-actor John Huston plays the role of Noah as well directing.
Credit: Mario Torrisi/AP
Jim Whittaker, wearing knit cap, and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, are shown arriving at the base camp of Mt. Kennedy, 150 miles west of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, March 24, 1965.
Kennedy, with an experienced group of National Geographic Society climbers, led by Mt. Everest climber Whittaker, hopes to be the first man to climb the 13,900-foot peak, named after President John F. Kennedy, in memorial to his late brother. Kennedy accomplished reaching the summit.
Credit: Doug Wilson/AP
Jerry Rubin & Abbie Hoffman
Jerry Rubin, left, and Abbie Hoffman, right, sit bound and gagged during a news conference they called in New York on March 24, 1970 and in which neither said a word.
In center, in the background, is Rosemary Leary, wife of LSD advocate Dr. Timothy Leary. Rubin and Hoffman were convicted in February of crossing state lines to incite to riot in 1968 at the time of the Democratic convention in Chicago.
Peron overthrown in Argentina
Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla, center, is sworn-in as president at the Buenos Aires Government House on March 24, 1976 accompanied by Adm. Emilio Massera, left, and Brig. Orlando Agosti, right, members of the junta that overthrew President Isabel Peron.
During the dictatorship's so-called Dirty War, the armed forces waged a campaign against leftist and other political opponents that left at least 9,000 people killed or disappeared, by the government's count. Human rights groups put the figure closer to 30,000. The extent of abuses was made public after Argentina returned to democracy in 1983.
Democratic presidential hopeful Gary Hart, campaigning in Lexington, March 24, 1984 for the Kentucky caucuses, holds up a shirt with a message.
The shirt's message is parody on the "Where's the beef?" fast food commercial line used by his opponent, Walter Mondale.
Credit: John Duricka/AP
Walter Cronkite & Carol Burnett
Retired TV news anchorman Walter Cronkite and comedienne Carol Burnett share a moment shortly after they were inducted into "The Television Hall of Fame," in Santa Monica, California, March 24, 1985.
Credit: Liu Heung Shing/AP
Exxon Valdez disaster
The Exxon Baton Rouge, left, attempts to off-load crude oil from the 987-foot oil tanker Exxon Valdez after the Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska's Prince William sound March 24, 1989, spilling over 200,000 barrels of oil into the sound, causing widespread environmental damage.
It is estimated that nearly 250,000 birds, 300 harbor seals and 250 bald eagles died among other wildlife due to the spill. Fish stocks were also devastated.
Tokyo subway Sarin attack
Shoko Asahara, the leader of Aum Shinri Kyo, appears in a NHK news program Friday, March 24, 1995, and denied any involvement in the March 20 attack on the Tokyo subway systems with nerve gas. Sarin gas was released in five coordinated attacks on multiple subway lines in Japan's capital in rush hour. The attacks, the most serious domestic terrorism in Japan in modern history, killed 12 people and leaving more than 6,000 people suffering from the effects.
NHK said it obtained the videotape from the cult group after submitting written questions. Asahara proclaimed innocence and accused the government of plotting against his group. A chemical weapons lab was found in the group's main compound and an investigation proved Aum created the sarin gas used in the subway attacks. Nearly 200 members were indicted and the 13 sentenced to death, including Asahara, are still on death row.
Halle Berry's Oscar
Halle Berry accepts the Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in the film "Monster's Ball," while actor Russell Crowe applauds her during The 74th Annual Academy Awards on March 24, 2002 At The Kodak Theater In Hollywood.
Berry is the only African-American woman to have won an Oscar for Best Actress.
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Helicopter lifts an investigator and a body on March 26, 2015 near scattered debris on the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps above the southeastern town of Seyne, March 24 killing all 150 people on board.
Investigators believe the young co-pilot of the doomed flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit.