Friday, March 7, 2014

TODAY IN HISTORY

Friday, March  07, 2014
AP Highlight in History: 
On March 7, 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered German troops into the Rhineland, breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.

SOUND FAMILIAR: UKRAINE 2014?
 
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On this date in:
1850In a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.
1875Composer Maurice Ravel was born in Ciboure, France.
1876Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
1926The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York City and London.
1945U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, during World War II.
1965State troopers and a sheriff's posse broke up a a march by civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Ala.
Audio LinkSheriff Jim Clark warns marchers to disperse
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1975The Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.
1996Three U.S. servicemen were convicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawa girl and sentenced by a Japanese court to up to seven years in prison.
2003A four-day walkout by Broadway musicians began.
2004V. Gene Robinson was invested in Concord, N.H., as the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop.
2010Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director for her Iraq War thriller "The Hurt Locker," which won six Oscars, including best picture.
2010Iraq held an election in which neither the Sunni-backed coalition nor the Shiite political bloc won a majority, spawning an eight-month deadlock and stalling formation of a new government.
2011Reversing course, President Barack Obama approved the resumption of military trials at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban.
2011Charlie Sheen was fired from the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" by Warner Bros. Television following repeated misbehavior and weeks of the actor's angry, often-manic media campaign against his studio bosses.
 
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Rachel Weisz turns 43 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Willard ScottTV personality ("Today")80
Janet GuthrieAuto racer76
Daniel J. TravantiActor ("Hill Street Blues")74
Michael EisnerFormer Walt Disney Co. CEO72
Peter WolfRock singer (J. Geils Band)68
Franco HarrisFootball Hall of Famer64
Ernie IsleyR&B singer, musician (The Isley Brothers)62
Lynn SwannFootball Hall of Famer62
Ivan LendlTennis Hall of Famer54
Taylor DayneRock singer52
Wanda SykesComedian, actress50
Jeff KentBaseball player46
Peter SarsgaardActor43
Laura PreponActress ("That 70s Show")34
Actress Jenna Fischer ("The Office") turns 40 years old today.
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