Miscellaneous: Today in History (07/03/22)

Today is Monday, March 7, the 66th day of 2022. There are 299 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On March 7, 1965, a march of civil rights protesters was violently dispersed at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama by state troopers and a group of sheriffs in what became known as “Bloody Sunday”.

To this date :

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a US patent for his telephone.

In 1911, President William Howard Taft ordered 20,000 troops to patrol the US-Mexico border in response to the Mexican Revolution.

In 1916, Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) got its start in Munich, Germany, as a manufacturer of aircraft engines.

In 1926, the first successful transatlantic radiotelephone conversations took place between New York and London.

In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to enter the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Pact of Locarno.

In 1945, during World War II, American forces crossed the Rhine at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.

In 1975, the U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the two-thirds senators previously required.

In 1994, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a parody that makes fun of an original work can be considered “fair use”. (The ruling involved a parody of Roy Orbison’s song “Oh, Pretty Woman” by rap group 2 Live Crew.)

In 1999, director Stanley Kubrick, whose films included “Dr. Strangelove”, “A Clockwork Orange” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”, died in Hertfordshire, England, at the age of 70, after finished editing “Eyes Wide Shut”. “

In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated John Bolton as United States Ambassador to the United Nations, a nomination that faced Democratic opposition, prompting Bush to make a nomination during the vacation.

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 tested positive for the novel coronavirus had died; the deaths were the first on the East Coast attributed to the outbreak.

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama, speaking at a Daimler truck plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina, made his most urgent call yet for the nation to wean itself off oil, calling it of the “fuel of the past” and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. The Indianapolis Colts released injured quarterback Peyton Manning, who went on to play for the Denver Broncos.

Five years ago: WikiLeaks released thousands of documents described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government used to break into users’ computers, cellphones and even smart TVs companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung. The Commerce Department reported that the U.S. trade deficit jumped 9.6% in January 2017 to $48.5 billion, the highest level in nearly five years, as a flood of cellphones and computers other consumer products widened the trade gap between America and China. A freight train slammed into a charter bus at a level crossing in Biloxi, Mississippi, killing four.

A year ago: In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, their first since stepping back from royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, spoke about racism and abuse within the community Royal family ; Meghan, who is biracial, said the palace did not help her when she had suicidal thoughts and a senior royal raised ‘concerns’ about her baby’s skin color when she was pregnant with her son, Archie. Pope Francis has concluded a whirlwind historic tour of Iraq that aimed to bring hope to the country’s marginalized Christian minority. Team LeBron earned a 170-150 win over Team Durant in the 70th NBA All-Star Game.

Today’s birthdays: International Motorsports Hall of Famer Janet Guthrie turns 84. Actor Daniel J. Travanti is 82 years old. Entertainment director Michael Eisner is 80 years old. Rock musician Chris White (The Zombies) is 79. Rock singer Peter Wolf is 76 years old. Rock musician Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) is 76 years old. Franco Harris, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is 72. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann is 70. John Mellencamp) is 69 years old. Actor Bryan Cranston is 66 years old. Actress Donna Murphy is 63 years old. Actor Nick Searcy is 63 years old. Golfer Tom Lehman is 63 years old. International Tennis Hall of Famer Ivan Lendl is 62 years old. Actress Mary Beth Evans is 61. Taylor Dayne is 60 years old. Actor Bill Brochtrup is 59 years old. Author EL James is 59 years old. Author Bret Easton Ellis is 58 years old. Opera singer Denyce Graves is 58 years old. Comedian Wanda Sykes is 58 years old. Actor Jonathan Del Arco is 56 years old. Rock musician Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 55. Actress Rachel Weisz (vys) is 52 years old. Actor Peter Sarsgaard is 51 years old. Actor Jay Duplass is 49 years old. Classical singer Sébastien Izambard (Il Divo) is 49 years old. Rock singer Hugo Ferreira (Tantric) is 48 years old. Actor Jenna Fischer is 48 years old. Actor Tobias Menzies is 48 years old. Actor Sarayu Blue is 47 years old. Actress Audrey Marie Anderson is 47 years old. Actor TJ Thyne is 47 years old. Bluegrass singer-musician Frank Solivan is 45 years old. Actor Laura Prepon is 42 years old. Actor Bel Powley is 30 years old. Poet and activist Amanda Gorman is 24 years old. Life in pieces”) is 15 years old.