March 7 Events in History

 

1876  -  Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone

Events from history that occurred … on this day!

2012 Sweden’s media reports the country is helping Saudi Arabia plan the construction of a weapons factory
2012 The largest solar flare in five years, occurring March 6, 2012, nears the Earth, threatening to disrupt airline flights, GPS systems and power grids
2011 NATO increases its surveillance flights over Libya, patrolling the area on a 24/7 basis
2011 The most expensive painting ever auctioned, ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’, by Pablo Picasso, goes on display in London’s Tate Gallery
2010 Iraqi voters take part in parliamentary elections and a referendum on the Status of Forces Agreement
1997 11th Soul Train Music Awards
1997 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome and Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
1997 5 sue Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country’s constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life
1996 1st surface photos of Pluto by Hubble Space Telescope
1996 British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order
1996 Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
1995 Dollar worth 1.5330 Dutch guilder (record)
1995 New York becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
1994 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top wins
1994 Charles Taylor resigns as President of Liberia
1994 David Platt appointed captain of English football team
1994 U.S. Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship
1994 ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa
1993 23rd Easter Seal Telethon raises
1993 Different Strokes actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
1992 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
1991 Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait
1990 3 passengers killed and 162 injured as subway train derails in Philadelphia
1990 H. Wayne Huizenga buys Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30M
1989 Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Rushdie’s book
1989 Partial eclipse of the Sun in Hawaii, North West North America, Greenland
1988 Howard Stern’s 1st pay-per-view “Underpants and Negligee Party”
1988 Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E. Sullivan Award
1987 Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
1987 Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1986 South Africa emergency crisis in Brabant and Limburg ends
1986 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist
1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 update released
1983 TNN, The Nashville Network, begins on Cable TV
1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
1982 Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec)
1982 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
1981 “Bring Back Birdie” closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 4 performances
1981 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
1979 Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro and amateur umpires
1979 Warren Giles and Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1978 Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
1978 Canuck’s Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
1978 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb
1977 Ali Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party wins elections
1977 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin meets President Carter
1976 Morocco and Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
1975 Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
1975 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 “Monitor” (U.S. Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras North Carolina
1974 1st general striking in Ethiopia
1973 Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory
1973 Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman’s Awami League wins election in Bangladesh
1971 Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire
1970 Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS)
1970 Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina and Ulanov (URS)
1970 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)
1970 Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA)
1970 WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, Wisconsin (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 Clark Gesner’s musical “You’re a Good Man, premieres in New York City
1967 Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union and jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
1966 “Wait A Minim!” opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 457 performances
1966 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma
1965 Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for New Zealand after ton
1965 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
1962 Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
1962 Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
1960 Dutch Builders strike for CLA
1959 “Bells Are Ringing” closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 925 performances
1959 1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow)
1959 West Indies all out 76 vs. Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34
1958 Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo
1955 7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas and Loretta Young
1955 Baseball Commish Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
1955 Mary Martin as “Peter Pan” televised
1954 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1954 Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
1953 Jackie McGlew scores 255* vs. New Zealand at Wellington
1951 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
1951 Lillian Hellman’s “Autumn Garden,” premieres in New York City
1950 Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy and P Kennedy (USA)
1950 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
1950 Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)
1946 “Three to Make Ready” opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 323 performances
1946 Max Frisch’ “Santa Cruz,” premieres in Zurich
1945 Cologne taken by allied armies
1945 U.S. 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
1945 Yugoslavia government of Tito forms
1944 Japans begins offensive in Burma
1943 General-major Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia
1942 15 Mk-VB Spitfires reach Malta
1942 1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee
1941 3rd largest snowfall in New York City history (18.1″)
1941 50,000 British soldiers lands in Greece
1941 British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1940 Mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home
1940 Ray Steele beats B. Nagurski in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
1939 Glamour magazine begins publishing
1939 Guy Lombardo and Royal Canadians 1st record “Auld Lang Syne”
1937 Bucharin, Jagoda and Rykov pushed out of CPSU in U.S.S.R.
1936 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
1935 Saar incorporated into Germany
1933 Game of “Monopoly” invented
1932 Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4
1930 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
1927 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
1926 1st transatlantic telephone call, London – New York
1922 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1922 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1921 Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt
1918 H. Carroll and J. McCarthy’s musical “Oh, Look!,” premieres in New York City
1918 President Wilson authorizes U.S. Army’s Distinguished Service Medal
1917 1st jazz record “Dixie Jazz Band One Step,” recorded by Nick LaRocca Original Dixieland Jazz Band, released by RCA Victor in Camden, New Jersey
1914 Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
1912 Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
1911 U.S. sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
1911 Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, California, patents coin-operated locker
1908 Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council and announces that, “women are not physically fit to operate automobiles”
1906 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
1902 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
1900 Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, President Kruger flees
1900 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
1896 Gilbert and Sullivan’s last operette “Grand Duke,” premieres in London
1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
1876 Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
1872 -8 degrees F in Boston, Massachusetts
1870 Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest and East
1865 Battles round Kinston North Carolina
1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Day 2, Gens McCulloch and McIntosh killed
1857 Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
1854 Charles Miller patents 1st U.S. sewing machine to stitch buttonholes
1852 Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law
1851 Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends
1850 Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850
1848 In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed
1847 U.S. General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
1843 1st Catholic governor in U.S., Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
1835 HMS Beagle returns from Concepcion to Valparaiso
1824 Meyerbeers opera “Il Crociati in Egitto,” premieres in Venice
1808 Portugal’s regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro
1801 Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
1778 Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
1774 Boston Port Bill passes, British close port of Boston to all commerce on June 1st 1774
1696 English king Willem III departs Netherlands
1644 Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
1633 Prince Frederik Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg
1621 John Pieterszoon Coen’s troops land on Lontor, East Indies
1573 Turkey and Venice signs peace treaty
1560 Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, North Africa
1530 King Henry VIII’s divorce request is denied by the Pope Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England’s church
1138 Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king

Source: BrainyHistory



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