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Thursday, March 7, 2013

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March 7 in history:

  • 2001: One of Israel's most controversial military and political figures, Ariel Sharon took office as prime minister of a coalition government.
  • 1975: The U.S. Senate changed its cloture rule, requiring a vote of three-fifths of the total membership (60 of the 100 senators) to end a filibuster.
  • 1965: During the civil rights movement, more than 500 protesters setting out on a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, were assaulted and beaten by Alabama state troopers.
  • 1945: J. Lawton Collins, led the U.S. Army's VII corps across the Rhine to enter Germany at Remagen near the end of World War II.
  • 1876: The basic patent for the telephone was granted to Alexander Graham Bell.
  • 1862: The Battle of Pea Ridge, during the U.S. Civil War, began in the northwestern corner of Arkansas.
  • 1850: Sen. Daniel Webster gave his famous speech calling for a compromise to save the Union ("I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, not as a Union man, but as an American. . . .)", and his words helped shape the five laws known as the Compromise of 1850.