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    March 8:


    1855 - 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls


    1945 - International Women's Day is 1st observed


    1962 - Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)


    1973 - Paul & Linda McCartney are fined 100 for growing cannabis


    1983 - IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0


    2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history


    2016 – George Martin, English composer, conductor, and producer (b. 1926) - DIED..... (The Beatles)

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    March 9:


    1837 - The settlement of Melbourne, Australia is named.


    1870 - Granny Smith, who gave her name to the Granny Smith apple, dies.


    1959 - The first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.


    1918 - Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party


    1934 - Yuri Gagarin born in Klushino, RSFSR, Soviet Union


    1945 - The US firebombs Tokyo, killing 100,000.


    2004 - John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death in Virginia for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers in Prince William County, Virginia as part of the so called 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, killing 10 people over 8 states Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas and Virginia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    March 9:


    1837 - The settlement of Melbourne, Australia is named.


    1870 - Granny Smith, who gave her name to the Granny Smith apple, dies.


    1959 - The first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.


    1918 - Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party


    1934 - Yuri Gagarin born in Klushino, RSFSR, Soviet Union


    1945 - The US firebombs Tokyo, killing 100,000.


    2004 - John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death in Virginia for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers in Prince William County, Virginia as part of the so called 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, killing 10 people over 8 states Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas and Virginia.
    Tell the truth.

    There was a guy named Melvin and he settled in the spot he was born

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    March 10:


    1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published.


    1876 - Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call to Thomas Watson saying "Watson, come here. I need you."


    1906 - A devastating mine disaster kills over 1,000 workers in Courrieres, France.


    1945 - American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, killing 100,000


    1953 - North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.


    1980 - Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lends his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.


    1988 - Disco sensation Andy Gibb dies at the age of 30.

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    March 12:



    1804 - Samuel Chase became the first (and, so far, only) U.S. Supreme Court justice to be impeached.


    1840 - Sir Pauł Strzelecki was the first European to scale Australia's highest mountain, naming it after Polish revolutionary hero Tadeusz Kościuszko.


    1868 - Prince Alfred — the Duke of Edinburgh and the second son of Queen Victoria — arrived in Sydney during a world tour of the British colonies. During a picnic on 12 March in Clontarf, north of Sydney, Henry James O’Farrell fired a revolver into Prince Alfred’s back. This deed would cause continuing unrest among the Irish settlers in NSW.


    1913 - Canberra was officially named on, but few realise how close the city came to being called 'Myola'. (Link)


    1938 - German has forcibly "recruited" Austria to support the Third Reich


    1945 - Anne Frank, died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp from Typhus


    1948 - American singer, songwriter, and guitarist James Taylor was born.


    1969 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman are married in a civil ceremony at Marylebone Register Office in London.


    1993 - At least 200 people are killed when a series of devastating bombs explode in India's financial capital.


    1999 - One of the 20th century's finest musicians Yehudi Menuhin dies, aged 82.


    2003 - The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a worldwide health alert, one of the first in a decade, regarding an illness it later called severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that struck hundreds of people in China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.


    2009 - American hedge-fund investment manager Bernie Madoff pled guilty to various crimes related to his operation of a Ponzi scheme that was one of the largest in the world; he was sentenced to 150 years in prison.


    2013 - Centenary of the naming of Australia's capital - Canberra.

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    March 13: - Obviously a very popular day for things to happen!!


    1639 - Cambridge College, Massachusetts, renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard


    1677 - Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000.


    1781 - William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus.


    1852 - Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly


    1868 - Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.


    1869 - Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law


    1900 - In France the length of the working day for women and children is limited by law to 11 hours.


    1913 - Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures


    1915 - Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substitutes a grapefruit.


    1918 - Leon Trotsky gains control of the Red Army.


    1921 - Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China.


    1923 - Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC).


    1925 - Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution!


    1929 - Later Sir, Donald Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century.


    1930 - Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory. (First appearance of "Pluto" in Walt Disney film "Mouse Hunt" in 1931)


    1933 - Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda.


    1935 - Driving tests introduced in Great Britain.


    1938 - In a process known as Anschluss, Austria is annexed into Nazi Germany.
    **** - World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.


    1943 - Failed assassin attempt on Adolf Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight.


    1956 - "The Searchers" American western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Natalie Wood is released.


    1965 - Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks.
    ***** Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds.


    1968 - Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK


    1970 - Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer.


    1977 - Dennis Lillee(Western Australian fast bowler) takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test.


    1985 - Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko in Moscow.


    1986 - Microsoft has its Initial public offering.


    1992 - Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit


    1993 - Blizzard of '93 hits north-east USA.


    1966 - At Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide. Results in handguns being banned in the UK.


    2005 - Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.


    2012 - Encyclopaedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish printed versions of its encyclopaedia.


    2013 - North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement
    ***** Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis.

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