Today in History


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March 4th BIrthdays:
Antonio Vivladi- Baroque viloin virtuso/composer' The 4 Seasons'
Paul Murat- French composer/ arranger 'Love is Blue'
Catherine O'Hara- Canadian actress Canadian 'SCTV sketch comedy show' 76-'84, best known TV role' Moria Rose' in TV show' Schitt's Creek, movies Home Alone, Bettlejuice, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind
Mike Kriger-software engineer, co founder of 'Instagrasm
Howard Greenfield- lyrcist with writing partner ,singer Neil Sedaka' Love Will Keep Us Together, Calendar Girl, Breakin Up Is Hard To Do' 50 {brain tumor}
John Candy- Canadian comedian/actor Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains&Automobiles, Spaceballs 43{heart attack}
Pat Conroy- novelist 'The Great Santini,Prince of Tides, Lords of Discipline, South Broad 70{cancer}
Ted Lindsay- Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player/NHL Players Assn pioneer 93


On This Day In History, March 5th

1981 The home computer ZX81 is launched

The British ZX81 was one of the world's first home computer and was sold over 1.5 million times.

1970 The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty enters into force

Nuclear powers China, Russia, the U.S., the U.K., and France initiated the treaty in 1968. It has since been ratified by 190 nations around the world.

1960 Alberto Korda takes his famous picture of revolutionary Che Guevara

The iconic photograph, called Guerrillero Heroico, was taken at a memorial service for the victims of the La Coubre explosion.

1872 The air brake is patented

George Westinghouse is credited with the design of the railway braking system that uses compressed air.

1616 Nicolaus Copernicus' revolutionary book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church
In the book, Copernicus claimed that the Earth revolves around the sun. The Church maintained Ptolemy's geocentric system. The book is considered a milestone in the history of astronomy.


Births On This Day, March 5th 🎂

1970 John Frusciante
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1951 Lat
Malaysian cartoonist

1948 Elaine Paige
English singer, actress

1898 Zhou Enlai
Chinese politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China

1871 Rosa Luxemburg
Russian economist, philosopher
Possible shower

Deaths On This Day, March 5th 🪦

2013 Hugo Chávez
Venezuelan military officer, politician, and President of Venezuela

1963 Patsy Cline
American singer-songwriter, pianist

1953 Sergei Prokofiev
Russian pianist, composer, conductor

1953 Joseph Stalin
Soviet marshal, politician, 4th Premier of the Soviet Union

1895 Nikolai Leskov
Russian author, playwright, journalist


On This Day In History, March 6th

1987 193 people die when a ferry capsizes in the North Sea

The Herald of Free Enterprise sank just minutes after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

1967 Stalin's daughter defects to the West
The Soviet dictator's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, caused an international uproar when she approached the United States embassy in New Delhi and later became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

1957 Ghana becomes the first African country to gain independence from colonial rule
Ghana emerged as a sovereign state from the former British colonies Gold Coast and Togoland. Kwame Nkrumah was the country's first leader.

1899 The painkiller Asprin is registered as a trademark
Acetylsalicylic acid was first isolated in 1897 by German chemist Felix Hoffmann. Today, the medication is sold by Bayer and is on the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines.

1869 The first periodic table of chemical elements is presented
Dmitri Mendeleev presented the system to the Russian Chemical Society on that day.


Births On This Day, March 6th 🎂

1972 Shaquille O'Neal
American basketball player, actor, rapper

1946 David Gilmour
English singer-songwriter, guitarist

1936 Marion Barry
American politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia

1926 Alan Greenspan
American economist

1475 Michelangelo
Italian painter, sculptor

Deaths On This Day, March 6th

2007 Jean Baudrillard
French philosopher

1986 Georgia O'Keeffe
American painter

1982 Ayn Rand
Russian/American author, philosopher

1900 Gottlieb Daimler
German engineer, and businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft

1842 Constanze Mozart
German wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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6th March

1893 The opening of the Liverpool Overhead Railway (known locally as the Dockers' Umbrella) which operated for 7 miles along the Liverpool Docks. The railway had a number of world firsts - it was the first electric elevated railway, the first to use automatic signalling, electric colour light signals and electric multiple units and was home to one of the first passenger escalators at a railway station.

1926 The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford upon Avon was destroyed by fire. As the flames raged, a human chain was formed among staff and public to remove all books, costumes and paintings from the theatre.

1970 The British Government announced an indefinite ban on the importation of domestic pets following the death from rabies of a dog imported from Pakistan.

1997 A £650,000 Picasso was stolen from a London art gallery. The thief escaped in a taxi.


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The 1st U.S. college orchestra is founded at Harvard Univ in Cambridge,Mass
inventor/ gymnast, George Nissen receives patent for 1st modern trampoline
heavyweight boxer, Cassuis Clay converts to Islam changes his name to 'Muhammed Ali'
CBS news anchor/ journalist Walter Cronkite airs his last broadcast.In a poll taken during the 60's- 70's he was voted as ' the most trusted man in America', affectionally known as 'Uncle Walter' He became CBS Evening News anchor in 1962 ,he ended the broadcast with is trademark line 'and that's the way it is'
U.S. WWII aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington is discovered in Australia's Coral Sea. It was orignally lost during 1942 Battle of The Coral Sea


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March 6th Birthdays:
George Dayton- U.S. businessman/ founder of Target Corp
Ed McMahon- TV announcer/sidekick with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show/ TV host of show'' Star Search'
Rob Reiner -actor/movie director best known TV role' Mike' Meathead'Stivic in CBS sitcom' All In The Family'
movie director' Stand By Me, This is Spinal Tap,American President, When Harry Met Sally,Princess Bride
Connie Britton- actress best known TV roles' 'Nikki Faber' in ABC sitcom' Spin City' Tami Taylor in NBC drama'Fri Night Lights'
Davy Crockett- frontiersman/adventurer 49{ killed at Battle of the Alamo}
John Phillip Sousa- composer/ march king 'Stars&Stripes Forever' 77
Kirby Puckett- Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder with Minn Twins 45{stroke}
Robert Osborne- U.S film historian/ host of Turner Classic Movies 84


On This Day In History, March 7th

1971 A speech by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman helps spark the Bangladesh war of independence

Bangladesh's founding leader made his historical speech at a time of mounting tensions between East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh, and West Pakistan, which became present-day Pakistan.

1965 Police brutally attack civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama

Scores of demonstrators were injured, and the day entered history books as Bloody Sunday. The event helped to shift public opinion in favor of the Civil Rights movement.

1945 U.S. troops capture the Ludendorff Bridge and cross the Rhine at Remagen

The legendary capture yielded little strategic advantage but it elevated the morale of the U.S. troops in pursuit of retreating German fighters,

1926 The first two-way transatlantic telephone takes place
The conversation between the post office in London and Bell Laboratories in New York was established using a short-wave radio signal.

1900 The SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore
The German transatlantic liner was fitted with wireless communication by its owner, Norddeutscher Lloyd, in order to outdo its rival Hamburg America Line.



Births On This Day, March 7th 🎂

1970 Rachel Weisz
English actress

1960 Ivan Lendl
Czech tennis player

1944 Townes Van Zandt
American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1902 Heinz Rühmann
German actor

1875 Maurice Ravel
French composer

Deaths On This Day, March 7th 🪦

2006 Ali Farka Touré
Malian singer-songwriter, guitarist

1999 Stanley Kubrick
American director

1975 Mikhail Bakhtin
Russian philosopher

1952 Paramahansa Yogananda
Indian guru

1274 Saint Thomas Aquinas
Italian priest, philosopher


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7th March

1778 Explorer Captain James Cook's log reported the sighting of Oregon, on the west coast of the United States. Capt. Cook's Log for the 7th March reads, "The land appeared to be of a moderate height, diversified with hill and Valley and almost everywhere covered with wood......"

1804 John Wedgwood, son of the pottery manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood founded the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society.

1900 A fire at Buckingham Palace destroyed part of its roof.

1935 Malcolm Campbell set a land speed record of 276.8 mph in Florida.

2015 The one millionth Morris Minor to be produced was sold at auction by Surrey-based specialist car auctioneers 'Historics at Brooklands' for £25,760; 55 years after it rolled off the production line. The classic British car had 23,364 miles 'on the clock' and was still registered on the original number plate 1 MHU, meaning one million in engineering terms.


On This Day In History, March 8th

1979 The compact disc is presented to the public

The CD was developed by Philips and Sony. The companies later collaborated to produce a standard format and CD players.

1978 The first episode of the radio comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is broadcast

Douglas Adams' radio play was a major success with BBC Radio 4 listeners. The book version consisting of five novels - A Trilogy in Five Parts - became a worldwide success.

1971 In the Fight of the Century, Joe Frazier triumphs over Muhammad Ali

Ali had been stripped of his World Heavyweight Champion title in 1967 for refusing to serve in the armed forces. As he was still undefeated, Frazier had to beat him to be recognized as the world champion.

1910 Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman with a pilot's license

The French aviatrix was also the first woman to fly solo. She died at the age of 36 when her experimental plane crashed at Le Crotoy airfield in northern France.

1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded
The NYSE at 11 Wall Street in New York City is the world's largest stock exchange.


Births On This Day, March 8th 🎂

1990 Petra Kvitová
Czech tennis player

1952 George Allen
American politician, 67th Governor of Virginia

1907 Konstantinos Karamanlis
Greek politician, 3rd President of Greece

1879 Otto Hahn
German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
American jurist

Deaths On This Day, March 8th 🪦

1999 Joe DiMaggio
American baseball player

1942 José Raúl Capablanca
Cuban chess player

1930 William Howard Taft
American politician, 27th President of the United States

1917 Ferdinand von Zeppelin
German general, businessman

1869 Hector Berlioz
French composer


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New York State enacts the nation's 1st dog license law
IRS{Internal Revenue Service} begins to levy&collect income taxes
The 1st U.S. combat forces arrive in Vietnam on beaches of Da Nang
movie' Fargo' written by brothers Ethan&Joel Coen,directed by Joel is released. This dark comedy about murder case how the local police chief{Frances McDormand} figures out what happen,others in cast William H.Macy, Harve Presnell, Steve Buscemi The movie won 2 Oscars actress{McDormand}, screenplay{Coen brothers}
Toyota recalls 700,000 cars over safety concerns


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March 8th Birthdays:
Alan Hale, Jr- actor best known TV role' Skipper' on CBS sitcom' Gilligan's Island'
Lynn Redgrave- British actress 'Gods&Monsters, Georgy Girl'
Mickey Dolenz-actor/singe/drummer with band' The Monkees' only member still alive
Lester Holt- U.S. journalist/ anchor of NBC Nightly News since 2015
Thomas Beecham- British conductor co founder of London Philharmonic 81
George Stevens- film director 'A Place in the Sun, Giant, Swing Time, Gunga Din 70
Billy Eckstine- jazz singer'Tenderly, A Fool In Love' 78{stroke}
George Martin- British record producer with The Beatles 90
Max Von Sydow- Swedish actor- Hawaii,The Exorcist, Dune, HBO series' Game of Thrones' 90


On This Day In History, March 9th

2011 Space Shuttle Discovery completes its final mission

The shuttle touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after its journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

1976 The deadliest cable car accident in history occurs in Italy

43 people died when the cable car plunged 160 ft (50 meters) to the ground after the steel cable had snapped. 14-year-old Alessandra Piovesana was the only survivor.

1961 Ivan Ivanovich, a human dummy, travels into space
On its test flight on board the Soviet spacecraft Korabl-Sputnik 4 (also known as Sputnik 9), the mannequin was accompanied by a dog, reptiles, mice, and guinea pigs.

1959 The Barbie doll goes on sale
The American toy company Mattel claims that more than one billion Barbie dolls have been sold so far, with about 3 dolls being sold every second.

1931 The electron microscope is invented
German physicist Ernst Ruska is credited with the invention of the microscope. His first instrument allowed a resolution of 50 nanometers (billionths of a meter).


Births On This Day, March 9th 🎂

1964 Juliette Binoche
French actress, dancer

1943 Bobby Fischer
American chess player

1934 Yuri Gagarin
Russian pilot, astronaut

1915 Johnnie Johnson
English pilot

1890 Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Soviet Union

Deaths On This Day, March 9th 🪦

1997 The Notorious B.I.G.
American rapper

1996 George Burns
American actor

1994 Charles Bukowski
American poet

1992 Menachem Begin
Israeli politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate

1825 Anna Laetitia Barbauld
English poet, author, and critic


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Albert Potts in Philadelphia patents street mailbx
334 U.S. B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bombs
at the American Toy Fair in NYC, 'Barbie' doll makes her debut,since then over a billion have been sold
The 1st Ford Mustang was produced, cost $2,368
stolen notebooks belong to nautralist, Charles Darwin including his famous' tree of life' sketch were mysteriously returned to Cambridge Univ Library


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March 9th Birthdays:
Samuel Barber- U.S.composer, best known work 'Adiago For Strings'
Keely Smith -jazz/pop singer'That Old Black Magic, I Wish You Love
Mel Lastman- Canadian businessman 'Bad Boy Furniture' /Mayor of Toronto,Ont '98-'03
Jeffrey Osborne- singer/ songwriter'On The Wings of Love'
Juliette Binoche- French actress The English Patient, Unbearable Lightness
Johnann Pachelbel- German organist/ composer' Canon in D' 52
Carrie Chapman Catt- U.S suffragette leader/ founder of League of Women Voters 88 {heart attack}
Menachim Begin- 6th Prime Minister of Israel '77-'80,'81-'83 85{heart attack}
Roger Mudd- Emmy/ Peabody award journalist/TV News anchor with NBC Nightly News, CBS Weekend News, Meet The Press 93


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9th March

1566 David Rizzio, Italian courtier and private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, was murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. Mary's husband, Lord Darnley, is said to have been jealous of their friendship, because of rumours that he had made Mary pregnant, and he joined in a conspiracy of Protestant nobles to murder him. The murder led to the downfall of Darnley who was himself murdered, apparently by strangulation, less than a year later.

1891 Four days of storms began off England’s south coast, sinking 14 ships.

1925 The start of Pink's War, an air to ground bombardment carried out by the Royal Air Force, under the command of Wing Commander Richard Charles Montagu Pink, against the tribesmen in north west Pakistan. It was the first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army and Royal Navy.

2022 Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, the Endurance, was discovered, almost 2 miles deep, off Antarctica, 4 miles from where it was slowly crushed by pack ice in 1915. Underwater drones produced stunningly clear images of the 144 foot polar explorer's ship, which had remained intact after more than a century under water, with gear piled against the taffrail as if Shackleton’s crew had only recently left.


On This Day In History, March 10th

2000 The dotcom bubble bursts when the NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5408.60

The dotcom boom, which started in 1997, accompanied the advent of countless new Internet-based companies. When the speculative bubble burst, many small investors were affected.

1959 A revolt erupts in Lhasa, sparking the Tibetan uprising
Fearing the Dalai Lama's abduction by China, 300,000 Tibetans surrounded his palace.

1952 Fulgencio Batista assumes power in Cuba after a coup

The dictator was overthrown by rebels under the command of Che Guevara in 1959.

1945 The most destructive bombing raid in history hits Tokyo
About 100,000 Tokyo citizens died in the fires caused by the U.S. airforce's incendiary bombs.

1876 The first telephone call is made

Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the words “Mr. Watson, come here -- I want to see you” to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who was in the next-door room.


Births On This Day, March 10th 🎂

1958 Sharon Stone
American actress, producer

1957 Osama bin Laden
Saudi Arabian terrorist founded al-Qaeda

1952 Morgan Tsvangirai
Zimbabwean politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

1940 Chuck Norris
American actor, martial artist

1903 Bix Beiderbecke
American pianist, composer

Deaths On This Day, March 10th🪦

2012 Jean Giraud
French author, illustrator

1992 Giorgos Zampetas
Greek bouzouki player, songwriter

1988 Andy Gibb
English/Australian singer

1948 Zelda Fitzgerald
American author

1913 Harriet Tubman
American nurse, activist


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The 1st official census in Great Britian revealed population of 10 million
Nevada becomes the 1st U.S. state to regulate narcotics
James Earl Ray pleas guilty in assassinating civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr Scotland Yard arrested him at airport in London. He was sentenced to 99yrs in prison,he died April 1998
an avalanche at Swiss ski resort, Kloster nearly kills Prince{now King Charles III}
The Palm Pilot developed by Jeffrey Hawkes goes on sale to public, cost $399


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March 10th Birthdays:
Chuck Norris- martial arts actor, best known TV role'Cord Walker' in CBS western' Walker,Texas Ranger''93-'01
Kim Campbell- Canada's 1st female Prime Minister, her term lasted 132 days- 3rd shortest. She now is chairperson on Canadian Supreme Court advisory board
Sharon Stone- actress, Casino, Basic Instinct
Jon Hamm- actor best known TV role' Don Draper' on AMC's series' Mad Men'
Harriet Tubman- abolitionist/ former slave/ humitartian{Underground Railroad} 91
Ray Milland- actor The Lost Weekend, The Major&The Minor, Dial'M'For Murder 81
Corey Haim- actor, Silver Bullet, Lucas, Murphy's Romance{played Sally Field's son} 38
Keith Emerson- British rock keyboardist w band Emerson,Lake&Palmer 71


On This Day In History, March 11th

2011 The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster strikes Japan

The nuclear meltdowns occurred after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. It was the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chornobyl disaster.

2004 191 people die as several bombs explode on Madrid commuter trains

The bombings were conducted by an Islamist terrorist cell and came 3 days before Spain's general elections.

1990 Lithuania becomes the first Soviet republic to declare its independence

The Baltic country's secession marked an important step in the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

1990 Patricio Aylwin becomes Chile's first democratically elected president since the end of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship
Pinochet had been in power since a CIA-backed coup d'état in 1973. Under his command, thousands of political opponents were interned, tortured, and killed.

1851 Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Rigoletto, receives its premiere

Rigoletto is one of the most popular operas of all time. The piece premiered at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy.