History March 7th

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    1138 - Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king
    1530 - King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
    1573 - Turkey and Venice signs peace treaty
    1644 - Massachusetts establishes 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies
    1696 - English king Willem III departs Netherlands
    1774 - British close port of Boston to all commerce
    1778 - Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
    1801 - Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
    1843 - 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
    1847 - US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
    1848 - In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed
    1850 - Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850
    1851 - Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends
    1852 - Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law
    1854 - Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes
    1857 - Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
    1870 - Cin Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest and East
    1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
    1876 - Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
    1900 - Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, Pres Kruger flees
    1906 - Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
    1908 - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council and announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
    1911 - US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
    1911 - Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
    1912 - Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
    1914 - Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
    1918 - Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal
    1921 - Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt
    1925 - American Negro Congress organizes
    1926 - 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
    1927 - Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
    1933 - Game of "Monopoly" invented
    1935 - Saar incorporated into Germany
    1936 - Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
    1939 - Glamour magazine begins publishing
    1941 - 50,000 British soldiers lands in Greece
    1941 - British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
    1942 - 15 Mk-VB Spitfires reach Malta
    1942 - 1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee
    1944 - Japans begins offensive in Burma
    1945 - US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
    1945 - Yugoslavia govt of Tito forms
    1955 - Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised
    1959 - 1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow)
    1962 - Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
    1965 - Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma
    1965 - Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
    1967 - Teamster pres Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union and jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
    1971 - Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire
    1973 - Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory
    1973 - Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh
    1974 - "Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC
    1974 - 1st general striking in Ethiopia
    1975 - Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
    1976 - Morocco and Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
    1977 - Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections
    1977 - Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin meets Pres Carter
    1978 - Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
    1978 - Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb
    1981 - 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
    1983 - TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV
    1985 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
    1986 - South-Africa emergency crisis in Brabant and Limburg ends
    1989 - Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Rushdie's book
    1989 - Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, NW North America, Greenland)
    1991 - Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait
    1994 - Charles Taylor resigns as pres of Liberia
    1994 - US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship
    1994 - ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa
    1995 - NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
    1996 - 1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope)
    1997 - Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome and Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
    1997 - 5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life