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MARCH 7

Joe Miller was born.

Kathy Stathis was born.

Anna Wolfe was born.

 

1876 - Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.

1945 - During World War II, U.S. troops crossed the bridge at Remagen, the first incursion into Germany by Allied forces.

   

MARCH 8

Gerry Casey was born.

 

1948 - The Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools violated the Constitution.

1965 - First U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam.

 

MARCH 9

Mary Boyle was born.

 

1841 - The Supreme Court ruled that the Amistad slaves were free.

1990 - Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as both the first Hispanic and woman to be U.S. surgeon general.

 

MARCH 10

John Dwinell was born.

Jo Anne Alessi was born.

 

1864 - U. S. Grant became commander of the Union armies during the Civil War.

1876 - The first telephone call (“Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”) was made by Alexander Graham Bell.

 

MARCH 11

Jeanne Ferriola was born.

Joe Miller Sr. was born.

 

1895 - Mikhail Gorbachev became head of the Soviet Union following the death of Konstantin Chernenko.

1942 - General Douglas MacArthur leaves the Philippines saying, “I shall return.”

 

MARCH 12

Peter Brady was born.

Brian Gillen was born.

Mitch Coutu was born.

 

1930 - Mohandas Gandhi began his 200-mile march to protest the British salt tax.

1933- President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the first of his nationwide “fireside chats” on radio.

 

MARCH 13

Theresa Estes was born.

Argirios “Mister Softee” Kostaras was born.

Ray Otton was born.

Casey Gallagher was born.

 

1868 - The Senate began President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial.

2012 - The Encyclopedia Britannica discontinued its print edition after 244 years.

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