Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Today in History: Tuesday, March 08, 2016


AP Highlight in History: 
On March 8, 1917, Russia's "February Revolution" (so called because of the Old Style calendar used by Russia at the time) began with rioting and strikes in Petrograd.
 
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On this date in:
1702England's Queen Anne ascended the throne upon the death of King William III.
1782The Gnadenhutten massacre took place as some 90 Indians were slain by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
1841Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was born in Boston.
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1874Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States, died in Buffalo, N.Y., at age 74.
1917The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
1930William Howard Taft, the 27th president and a former chief justice of the United States, died in Washington, D.C., at age 72.
1965The United States landed about 3,500 Marines in South Vietnam.
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1971Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali by decision at Madison Square Garden in New York in the first of three bouts between the heavyweights.
1983President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" during a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Orlando, Fla.
1999Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio died at age 84.
2008President George W. Bush vetoed a bill that would have banned the CIA from using simulated drowning and other coercive interrogation methods on suspected terrorists.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Rock musician-actor Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) turns 71 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Jim BoutonBaseball player, author77
George AllenFormer U.S. senator, R-Va.64
Jim RiceBaseball Hall of Famer63
Gary NumanRock singer58
Lester HoltNews anchor ("Today")57
Aidan QuinnActor57
Camryn ManheimActress ("Ghost Whisperer," "The Practice")55
Freddie Prinze Jr.Actor40
James Van Der BeekActor ("Dawson's Creek")39
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward turns 40 years old today.
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