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Calendar for March 12th, 2014

Born 1710: Thomas Augustine Arne (composer)

1789: United States Post Office was established

Born 1795: William Lyon Mackenzie (politician)

Born 1806: Jane Means Appleton Pierce (U.S. First Lady)

Born 1831: Clement Studebaker (wagon, carriage, & auto manufacturer)

Born 1835: Simon Newcomb (astronomer & mathematician)

Born 1862: Jane Delano (nurse)

Died 1888: Henry Bergh (ASPCA founder)

1912: Girl Scouts started by Juliette Low in Savannah, Georgia

Born 1921: Gordon MacRae (actor)

Born 1922: Jack Kerouac (author)

1925: First transatlantic radio broadcast made

Died 1925: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (Chinese revolutionary leader and statesman)

Born 1928: Edward Albee (dramatist)

1930: Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi began his second civil disobedience campaign to protest the British government's salt tax

Born 1932: Andrew Young (politician)

1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first "fireside chat" to the nation

1938: Germany invaded and annexed Austria (WW II)

1939: Pope Pius XII crowned

Born 1940: Al Jarreau (singer)

Born 1941: Barbara Feldon (actress)

Born 1942: Paul Kanter (musician)

Born 1946: Liza Minnelli (singer)

Born 1948: James Taylor (musician)

Died 1955: Charlie Parker (jazz saxophonist)

Born 1962: Darryl Strawberry (baseball player)

1964: Less than a year after signing the bill that made the New Hampshire Lottery the first state-run lottery in America, New Hampshire Governor John W. King purchased the first New Hampshire Lottery "Sweepstakes" ticket

1969: Beatle Paul McCartney married photographer Linda Eastman

1985: Boston Celtics' Larry Bird scored 60 points in a basketball game against Atlanta Hawks

1987: Les Misérables opened on Broadway

1993: Janet Reno became the first woman to serve as attorney general of the U.S.

2008: Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

2013: Fifty-three year old Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In 2012, Seavey's son Dallas became the youngest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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