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This Day in History for March 14 – JFK Moved to Arlington and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin (More info)

1950 – The FBI’s institutes the ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list in an effort to spotlight dangerous fugitives (More info)

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This Day in History for March 13 – Uranus Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1781 – William Herschel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun (More info)

1865 – The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African-American troops (More info)

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Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA
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This Day in History for March 12 – Girl Scouts Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1912 – The Girl Guides — later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA — are founded (More info)

1933 – Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation in the first of his “fireside chats” (More info)

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This Day in History for March 9 – Barbie Introduced and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1841 – The US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally (More info)

1916 – Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico (More info)

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This Day in History for March 8 – VW Bus Manufactured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded (More info)

1948 – The Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools violates the US Constitution (More info)

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This Day in History for March 7 – Bell Patents the Telephone and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1850 – Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war (More info)

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone (More info)

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This Day in History for March 6 – Walter Cronkite Retires and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1836 – The Alamo falls to Mexican forces (More info)

1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case that slaves are not US citizens (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for March 5 – Boston Massacre and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1770 – Five Americans are killed by British troops in an event that would later become known as the Boston Massacre (More info)

1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake (More info)

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RKO Radio Pictures
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This Day in History for March 2 – ‘King Kong’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1836 – The Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico (More info)

1877 – The US Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the previous November’s election, even though Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote (More info)

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This Day in History for March 1 – Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1781 – The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation (More info)

1790 – The first United States census is authorized (More info)

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Alberto E. Rodriguez / Larry Busacca, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for February 29 – Dennis Farina, Ja Rule and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Dennis Farina
Age: 68
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Movies like ‘Midnight Run,’ ‘Get Shorty,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Snatch,’ starring as Detective Joe Fontana on ‘Law & Order,’ and his current role on the HBO drama ‘Luck’

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Cheryl Gerber, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 27 – First Mardi Gras and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1827 – A group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations (More info)

1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified (More info)

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