Thursday, March 10, 2016

Today in History: Thursday, March 10, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On March 10, 1876, the first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bell's telephone took place in Boston as his assistant heard Bell say, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."
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On this date in:
1496Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he left Hispaniola for Spain.
1629England's King Charles I dissolved Parliament.
1785Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.
1848The Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war with Mexico.
1864Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies during the Civil War.
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1957Terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia.
1965Neil Simon's play "The Odd Couple" opened on Broadway.
1969James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tenn., to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
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1980"Scarsdale Diet" author Dr. Herman Tarnower was shot to death in Purchase, N.Y. (His lover, Jean Harris, was convicted of murder and served nearly 12 years in prison.)
1985Konstantin Chernenko, Soviet leader for just 13 months, died at age 73.
1993Dr. David Gunn was shot to death outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic. 
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1997"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" debuted on the WB network.
2004Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced in Chesapeake, Va., to life in prison.
2008New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized after allegations surfaced that he had paid thousands of dollars for a high-end call girl, a scandal which eventually led to his resignation.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Country singer Carrie Underwood ("American Idol") turns 33 years old today.
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Ralph EmeryTalk show host83
Chuck NorrisActor ("Walker, Texas Ranger")76
David RabeWriter, producer76
Dean TorrenceSinger (Jan and Dean)76
Bob GreeneNewspaper columnist69
Tom ScholzRock musician (Boston)69
Barbara CorcoranBusinesswoman, TV personality ("Shark Tank")67
Paul HaggisDirector, screenwriter ("Crash")63
Shannon TweedActress59
Sharon StoneActress58
Jasmine GuyActress54
Prince EdwardMember of the British royal family52
Rod WoodsonFootball Hall of Famer51
Edie BrickellRock singer50
Paget BrewsterActress ("Criminal Minds")47
TimbalandRapper, producer44
Shannon MillerOlympic gold medal gymnast39
Robin ThickeSinger39
Olivia WildeActress ("House M.D.")32
Emily OsmentActress ("Hannah Montana")24
Actor Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") turns 45 years old today.
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