Friday, March 6, 2009

March 7th: On This Date In History

A very happy 90th birthday to Paul Levine's mom, Blanche Reisel

322 BC The Greek philosopher Aristotle dies.
161 On the death of Antoninus at Lorium, Marcus Aurelius becomes emperor.
1774 The British close the port of Boston to all commerce.
1847 U.S. General Winfield Scott occupies Vera Cruz, Mexico.
1849 The Austrian Reichstag is dissolved.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for the telephone.
1904 The Japanese bomb the Russian town of Vladivostok.
1918 Finland signs an alliance treaty with Germany.
1925 The Soviet Red Army occupies Outer Mongolia.
1933 The board game Monopoly is invented.
1933 The film King Kong premieres in New York City.
1935 Malcolm Campbell sets an auto speed record of 276.8 mph in Florida.
1942 Japanese troops land on New Guinea.
1968 The [2] Battle of Saigon, begun on the day of the Tet Offensive, ends.
1971 A thousand U.S. planes bomb Cambodia and Laos.
1979 Voyager 1 reaches Jupiter.
Born on March 7
1707 Stephen Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
1875 Maurice Ravel, composer ("Bolero").
1887 Helen Parkhurst, educator,
1907 Rolf Jacobsen, Norwegian poet.
1908 Anna Magnani, Italian actress.
1919 Blanche Reisel

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