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Calendar for March 7th, 2013

1830s

  • Born 1837: Henry Draper (astronomer)

  • 1840s

  • 1842: Queen's University held its first classes, Kingston, Ontario

  • Born 1849: Luther Burbank (horticulturist)

  • 1870s

  • Born 1875: Joseph Maurice Ravel (composer)

  • 1876: Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone

  • 1890s

  • 1897: Dr. John Kellogg served the world's first cornflakes to his patients at the Battle Creek (MI) Sanitarium

  • 1900s

  • Born 1908: Anna Magnani (actress)

  • 1910s

  • 1917: The world's first jazz recording was released by the RCA Victor Company

  • 1918: President Woodrow Wilson authorized the Distinguished Service Medal to be given for outstanding service in the U.S. Army

  • 1920s

  • Born 1927: James Broderick (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Willard Scott (weatherman)

  • Born 1938: Janet Guthrie (first woman to race in the Indy 500)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Daniel J. Travanti (actor)

  • 1945: U.S. troops captured the key Remagen Bridge across the Rhine (WW II)

  • Born 1946: Peter Wolf (musician)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Franco Harris (football player)

  • Born 1956: Bryan Cranston (actor)

  • 1959: Melvin C. Garlow became the first pilot to log more than one million miles in jet airplanes

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: Ivan Lendl (tennis player)

  • Born 1964: Wanda Sykes (comedienne & actress)

  • 1969: The Who's "Pinball Wizard" was released in Britain. It was the first selection from the rock opera "Tommy" to be publicly aired

  • Born 1969: "Tiny" Tymm (21-millionth Canadian)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Rachel Weisz (actress)

  • 1973: Comet Kohoutek was discovered by Czech astronomer Lubos Kohoutek

  • Born 1974: Jenna Fischer (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Laura Prepon (actress)

  • 1983: Phil Mahre won alpine skiing's World Cup championship. He was the third person to ever win three consecutive titles

  • 1985: Major U.S. recording artists combined their talents and released We Are the World. Proceeds from recording sales were to be donated to African famine relief

  • 1986: The Violent Femmes (an alternative rock band) played at Carnegie Hall

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Ray Arcel (boxing trainer)

  • Died 1999: Stanley Kubrick (film director)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Paul Winfield (actor)

  • Died 2005: Debra Hill (producer)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: At the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for Best Director for Hurt Locker. It was the first time a woman won the award.

  • 2011: Barefoot water skier, Fernando Reina Iglesias, set a new record. Towed by a helicopter off the coast of Mexico, he reached a speed of 153 mph.


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