TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IS TUESDAY, MARCH 7,
the 66th day of 2023. There are 299 days left in the year.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY:
On this date in 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was violently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, by state troopers and a sheriff’s posse in what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a U.S. patent for his telephone.
In 1916, Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) had its beginnings in Munich, Germany, as an airplane engine manufacturer.
In 1926, the first successful transAtlantic radio-telephone conversations took place between New York and London.
In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.
In 1975, the U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.
In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, an appointment that ran into Democratic opposition, prompting Bush to make a recess appointment.
In 2016, Peyton Manning announced his retirement after 18 seasons in the National Football League.
In 2020, health officials in Florida said two people who had tested positive for the new coronavirus had died; the deaths were the first on the East Coast attributed to the outbreak.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Entertainment executive Michael Eisner is 81. Actor Bryan Cranston is 67. Actors Donna Murphy and Nick Searcy, and golfer Tom Lehman are 64. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Ivan Lendl is 63. Actor Mary Beth Evans is 62. Singeractor Taylor Dayne is 61. Author Bret Easton Ellis, opera singer Denyce Graves and comedian Wanda Sykes are 59. Actor Jonathan Del Arco is 57. Rock musician Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 56. Actor Rachel Weisz is 53. Actor Peter Sarsgaard is 52. Actor Jay Duplass and classical singer Sebastien Izambard (Il Divo) are 50. Actors Sarayu Blue, Audrey Marie Anderson and TJ Thyne are 48.