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MARCH 2

Krissy Kelleher was born.

1962 - Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA-record 100 points in a basketball game.

2001- The Taliban began the destruction of ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan.

 

MARCH 3

Joseph Manno was born.

1845 - Florida became the 27th state in the United States.

1931 - The "Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the national anthem.

 

MARCH 4

Joan Roughneen Donohue was born.

Ed Wilkinson was born.

 

1789- The Constitution of the United States went into effect.

1861 - Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as president.

 

MARCH 5

Frank Farrell was born.

 

1770- The Boston Massacre, a pre-Revolutionary incident that grew out of anger towards British troops, occurred. Five anti-British rioters were killed.

1933- In the last free elections in Germany until after World War II, the Nazi Party received 44% of the vote.

 

MARCH 6

Michelle Gunn was born.

 

1981 - Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," retired from the CBS Evening News and was replaced by Dan Rather.

1997 - Queen Elizabeth II launched the first royal website.

 

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.

1950 - The Soviet Union claimed to be in possession of the atomic bomb.

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

 

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