Sunday, March 6, 2011

Notable Events - From Mar 06 To Mar 12

March 06, 1825 - Beethoven's "Opus 127 String Quartet No. 12" in E flat major was performed for the first time.

March 06, 1836 - The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas volunteers.

March 06, 1946 - Ho Chi Minh, the President of Vietnam, struck an agreement with France that recognized his country as an autonomous state within the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.

March 06, 1975 - Iran and Iraq announced that they had settled their border dispute.

March 06, 1982 - National Basketball Association history was made when San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 in three overtime periods to set the record for most points by two teams in a game. The record was beaten on December 13, 1983 by the Pistons and the Nuggets when they played to a final score of 186-184.

March 07, 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465) for his telephone.

March 07, 1906 - Finland granted women the right to vote.

March 07, 1911 - Willis Farnworth patented the coin-operated locker.

March 07, 1933 - The board game Monopoly was invented.

March 07, 1939 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded "Auld Lang Syne."

March 07, 1985 - The song "We Are the World" was heard on the radio for the first time.

March 07, 1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV.

March 08, 1618 - Johann Kepler discovered the third Law of Planetary Motion.

March 08, 1910 - In France, Baroness de Laroche became the first woman to obtain a pilot's license.

March 08, 1911 - In Europe, International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time.

March 08, 1948 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools was unconstitutional.

March 08, 1970 - Diana Ross opened her first outing as a solo performer in Framingham, MA.

March 09, 1454 - Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy. Matthias Ringmann, a German mapmaker, named the American continent in his honor.

March 09, 1832 - Abraham Lincoln announced that he would run for a political office for the first time. He was unsuccessful in his run for a seat in the Illinois state legislature.

March 09, 1905 - In Egypt, U.S. archeologist Davies discovered the royal tombs of Tua and Yua.

March 09, 1964 - The first Ford Mustang rolled off of the Ford assembly line.

March 09, 1979 - ABC-TV aired the documentary "Heroes of Rock & Roll."

March 09, 1985 - "Gone With The Wind" went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time.

March 09, 1987 - U2 released the album "The Joshua Tree."

March 10, 1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published.

March 10, 1792 - John Stone patented the pile driver.

March 10, 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the telephone. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

March 10, 1910 - Slavery was abolished in China.

March 10, 1986 - The Wrigley Company, of Chicago, raised the price of its seven-stick pack of Wrigley's chewing gum from a quarter to 30 cents.

March 11, 1791 - Samuel Mulliken became the first person to receive more than one patent from the U.S. Patent Office.

March 11, 1927 - Samuel Roxy Rothafel opened the famous Roxy Theatre in New York City.

March 11, 1930 - Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000.

March 11, 1968 - Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for his single, "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay."

March 11, 1969 - The Jackson 5 signed with Motown Records.

March 11, 1997 - Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

March 12, 1609 - The Bermuda Islands became an English colony.

March 12, 1789 - The U.S. Post Office was established.

March 12, 1879 - The British Zulu War began.

March 12, 1894 - Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.

March 12, 1933 - U.S. President Roosevelt presented his first presidential address to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside Chats."

March 12, 1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded "Maybe Baby."

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