Friday, March 7, 2008

March 7 in History

[Save the Date] Because you need something to talk about at the dinner table tonight …

1876: Alexander Graham Bell is awarded the patent for the telephone.
1936: German troops occupy the Rhineland.

1965: The “Bloody Sunday” attack on civil rights marchers in Alabama takes place.

1983: ESPN televises the first live pro football game on cable. It was the USFL, but still …

1994: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parody is a “fair use” under copyright law, and MAD magazine breathes a sigh of relief.

2004: Gene Robinson becomes the first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church. (Scott Renshaw)

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