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Interesting historical events occurring on March 7…

March 6, 2012

March 7.

1862 – American Civil WarUnion forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.

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1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.

1912 – Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 141911.

1936 – World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of VersaillesGermany reoccupies the Rhineland.

1945 – World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.

1965 – Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.

1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.

1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.

1994 – Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.

2009 – The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.


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1934 – Willard Scott, American television broadcaster

1940 – Daniel J. Travanti, American actor

1942 – Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)

1942 – Michael Eisner, American film studio executive

1960 – Joe Carter, American baseball player

1964 – Bret Easton Ellis, American writer

1964 – Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne


1999 – Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)

2000 – Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)

2004 – Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)



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