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March 7th Major News Events

  1. 1988 Gibraltar IRA Gang Shot
  2. 1965 Civil Rights March Alabama
  3. 1969 Israel elects Golda Meir, to become the first female prime minister of Israel.
  4. 1876 Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention the telephone.
  5. 1936 Nazi leader Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by sending German military forces into the Rhineland,
  6. 1965 Goldie the Eagle, a golden eagle which escaped from Regent's Park Zoo
  7. 2011 US Charlie Sheen Fired From Sitcom Two and a Half Men

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1988 Gibraltar IRA Gang Shot

1988 : IRA gang who were reported to have planted a 500lb car bomb near the British Governor's residence shot dead in Gibraltar.

1965 Civil Rights March Alabama

1965 : Troopers with night sticks, shotguns and tear-gas grenades violently confronted 600 civil rights marchers during an attempted 50-mile march from Selma to the Alabama state capitol Montgomery.

1969 Israel Golda Meir

1969 : Israel elects Golda Meir, to become the first female prime minister of Israel.

1876 U.S.A. Patent For The Telephone

1876 : Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention the telephone.

1908 U.S.A. Settlers

1908 : Settlers had already visited the Nechaco Valley, which is located in British, Columbia, Canada. These families were expected to settle in this area beginning in May. The Nechaco Valley area was currently being surveyed for use of crop production. Furthermore, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad resumed.

1932 The Communist Party of America

1932 : The Communist Party of America had hosted a “March on Hunger” which was held on this day. This march began in Downtown Detroit, Michigan to the Ford Motor Plant at the River Rouge. Thousands of people were gathered in this area in order to take a stand against this company’s labor records. This march which started peaceful had turned into a violent affair.

1936 Germany Treaty of Versailles

1936 : Nazi leader Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany.

1939 U.S.A. Auld Lang Syne

1939 : Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians record the New Year's Eve favorite "Auld Lang Syne." The recording is still played at parties and celebrations all over the country to usher in the new year.

1960 U.S.A. Jack Paar

1960 : After a month’s absence, Jack Paar had re-appeared as the host on The Tonight Show. He had walked off in protest against censorship before returning to his position as host of this production. He had made a joke about a “water closet” (European bathroom), which most likely would have been considered mild according to the standards set today.

Born This Day In History March 7th

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Tamara Faye "Tammy" Bakker Messner

Born: Tamara Faye LaValley March 7th 1942 International Falls, Minnesota

Died: July 20th, 2007 Loch Lloyd, Missouri, United States

Known For : Tamara Faye Bakker Messner is best known for her time with Jim Bakker ( Married ) the American televangelist, when she co-hosted with him on The PTL Club from 1976 to 1987. In 1987 following Scrutiny by the The Charlotte Observer newspaper revelations of accounting fraud brought about his imprisonment. Following his imprisonment and because of allegations of infidelity with Jessica Hahn Tammy Fay divorced Jim Bakker and later married Roe Messner. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996 and later with inoperable lung cancer and in 2007 after 11 years she lost the battle against the cancer and passed away.

1980s Toys Section

Barbie Bubble Bath From The 1980s Barbie Bubble Bath
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $9.99

There's a bubbly bath, hand shower that really works and a vanity, too. Press one pump to fill the tub, another to spray the water from the hand shower. Includes tub, faucet and "mirror", 4 oz. bubble bath, soap and soap tray, towel, vanity chair, brush, comb, and more.

Hot Wheels Spiral Speedway From The 1980s Hot Wheels Spiral Speedway
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $24.99

Hot Wheel Spiral Speedway has an elevated spiral track that climbs to a height of one and a half feet to provide excitement of vertical racing. Includes the Hot Ones Hot Bird and White Porsche, power wheels, booster, starting gate, access, even a working grease track.

1961 U.S.A. President Dwight D. Eisenhower

1961 : The Senate authorized President Kennedy to restore the rank of five-star general to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1962 U.S.A. Great West Saddler

1962 : Reech Taylor was a national trust solicitor who had petitioned (requested) bondholders of Brandon Packers permission to use company funds to go to court. Taylor’s mission was to reclaim an excess of $200,000 that was paid out to “Great West Saddlery” and other companies. Permission was granted by company bondholders, in order to regain this sum of money, which was reported to have been taken wrongfully (misappropriated, stolen). Bondholders agreed to the court proceedings, even though it would cost approximately $35,000. Incidentally, two men (Hugh Paton and Hubert Cox) related to the case described above were currently appealing a case in which they were found guilty of $460,000. Paton and Cox were said to have stolen this money while they owned Great West.

1964 U.S.A. Frank Sinatra, Jr. Kidnapping

1964 : A U.S. Judge had sent the Frank Sinatra, Jr. Kidnapping case to the jury the night before this date (reported on this day). So far, no evidence had directly linked Sinatra, Jr. to this charge. It was suspected that this whole case was a publicity hoax conjured up in order to make a profit.

1964 Dallas County Jail

1964 : A report dated today 1964) revealed that seven prisoners had broke out of the Dallas County Jail. One of the seven escaped convicts had taken a hostage. The hostage was freed and the prisoner who had committed the kidnapping was put back behind bars. Within two hours, four others were caught and also put back into custody. Two others had been put into Bedlam, a facility that was usually referred to at the time as an “insane asylum”.

1965 England Goldie the Eagle

1965 : Goldie the Eagle, a golden eagle which escaped from Regent's Park Zoo is still on the loose after 8 days and is drawing crowds of onlookers to Regents park where he is dining on Muscovy duck, but he has also been spotted in Tottenham Court Road. He was captured after 12 days and taken back to his home in the Zoo and escaped again in December for a short time.

1972 U.S.A. Convention

1972 : A total of 250 democrats had attended a convention held in the Aiken County, South Carolina courthouse. A major focus of this convention was the election of new state democratic officers who would represent the state.

1973 Bangladesh First Elected Prime Minister

1973 : Sheikh Mujib Rahman becomes the first prime minister of Bangladesh winning a landslide victory in the country's first general elections.

1977 U.S.A. Yitzhak Rabin Peace Talks

1977 : Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin visits the United States for the first time and President and Mrs. Carter played host, the trip eventually led to the Camp David peace talks held between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Rabin’s replacement, Menachem Begin, in 1978

1988 New Zealand Cyclone Bola

1988 : Cyclone Bola hits New Zealand and the small Island of Fiji with torrential rains causing significant flooding and landslides.

1996 Japan U.S. Servicemen Jailed

1996 : Three U.S. servicemen are convicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawa girl and sentenced by a Japanese court to seven years in prison.

From Our 1960s Shoes and Hats Fashion Accessories page

1960 Knit Pixie Hat

Knit Pixie Hat

Price: $2.97

Pixie hat made with hand-crocheted, cable-stitch wool makes its point so appealing. Fits all head sizes. Colors are beige, red, white, bright green or black.

1961 Elasticized Dress Boot

Elasticized Dress Boot

Price: $9.77

Maximum comfort plus adventurous style. Bold masculine top in gleaming leather. Sleek tapered toe. Snug fitting side gores. Leather sole, high hard heel. Easy pull-on strap.

1997 U.S.A. Steven Hoffen Jailed

1997 : Steven Hoffen the former chief of Towers Financial Corps who had sold off vast sums of "worthless" Tower-backed bonds to unsuspecting investors is given a 20 year jail sentence and ordered to pay out $462 million in restitution to the innocent investors he swindled.

1999 England Stanley Kubrick Dies

1999 : Stanley Kubrick, an American Filmmaker, died on this day in England. He was born in 1928, and lived to age 70. Kubrick had created a total of 13 films featuring characteristics of the dark side of humans, and is one of the most recognized film directors of the 1900s. Some of his productions, such as Dr. Strangelove received nominations for awards such as Best Screenplay, Best Actor, or Best Direction. Other films such as A Space Odyssey were recognized as well. For this film, Kubrick had won an award for best visual effects.

2003 U.S.A. Broadway Musicals Closed

2003 : A four-day walkout by 325 Broadway musical orchestra members over the issue of the size of the orchestras required for Broadway shows, forcing nearly every Broadway musical to cancel performances. The Musicians claim they want to replace live music with a virtual orchestra, a couple of synthesizers and computer-generated sound.

2006 U.S.A. The Qods Force in Iraq

2006 : The Defense Secretary has pointed out that the Iranian Qods Force has been infiltrating Iraq. 'They [Iran] are currently putting people into Iraq to do things that are harmful to the future of Iraq,' Rumsfeld said. The Qods Force is the counter-intelligence division of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (I.R.G.C.), and are separate from the country's regular military. It operates both inside and outside Iran, and is not controlled by the governmental system.

2007 UK House Of Lords

2007 : After 100's of years when the house of lords had been the home of money, status and privilege through members to the House of Lords automatically given the right at birth to hereditary peerage the British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.

2007 Turkey Bans YouTube

2007 : Access to the video-sharing website YouTube has been restricted by court order in Turkey. The ban was imposed when prosecutors told the court that clips insulting former Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had appeared there. Reports of a 'virtual war' between Greek and Turkish users of the site have emerged, and some of the clips are said to have dubbed Ataturk and Turks as homosexuals. Insulting Ataturk, or Turkishness is an offence in Turkey, and the court has ordered a block on all access to the site.

2008 US Samantha Power Resigns

2008 : Samantha Power has resigned after a Scottish newspaper has quoted her as saying that Hillary Clinton is 'a monster.' Power, who is an advisor to Barack Obama, has expressed regret over the comments she made. The Scotsman newspaper is quoting Power as saying: 'She is a monster, too - that is off the record - she is stooping to anything.' Power is a Harvard professor, who has been advising Obama on foreign policy. Announcing her resignation, she said: 'Last Monday, I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Senator Clinton and from the spirit, tenor, and purpose of the Obama campaign.'

2010 Pakistan Reports of Adam Gadahn's arrest in Karachi

2010 : The U.S.-born al-Queda spokesman, Adam Gadahn, has been arrested in Pakistan. This has been hailed as an intelligence coup against the organization's public relations apparatus. Reports of the arrest have coincided with the California-born American's appearance in the web video that calls on American Muslims to launch attacks within the U.S. Gadahn is the first American to be charged with treason since the Second World War, and is one of the F.B.I.'s top ten most wanted terrorists. He has had a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture.

2010 Nigeria Christians Hacked to Death

2010 : A number of villages on the outskirt of Jos are attacked in a co-ordinated effort by Muslim extremeists, with more than 100 reported killed near the central Nigerian city of Jos.

2010 Marble-sized hailstones Melbourne

2010 : A severe storm starting on the 6th and continueing on the 7th passes directly over Greater Melbourne, bringing lightning, flash flooding, very large hail and strong winds to the state's capital leading to flash flooding.

2011 US Charlie Sheen Fired From Sitcom

2011 : American actor Charlie Sheen was fired from the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men in which he starred after controversy about his personal lifestyle had erupted in the media. Charlie Sheen, son of Martin Sheen and brother of Emilio Estevez who are also famous actors, struggled with drug and alcohol abuse throughout his life and had been going through rehabilitation since January. The highest paid actor in television had been giving strange and outrageous interviews and had been displaying concerning behavior in public prior to his firing.

2012 United States Oreo Cookies Celebrate 100th Birthday

2012 : People in the United States and several other countries marked the one hundredth birthday of the ever popular Oreo cookie. The cookie is credited as the best-selling cookie in the world and has been sold in over one hundred countries since its created in a Nabisco factory in 1912.

2013 US Arkansas Approves Strict Abortion Ban

2013 : The Arkansas state legislature passed a strict anti-abortion law that would not allow most abortions after twelve weeks. The governor of the state had vetoed the bill, warning that it would bring the state into lawsuits and court issues but the legislature overrode his veto.

2014 Massachusetts Passes Peeping Tom Law

2014 : The US state of Massachusetts passed a law that would outlaw "peeping Tom" photos. The law came after a court ruled that a man who had been taking up-skirt photos of public transportation passengers had not broken the law. This law would now make it illegal to take photos of a person's intimate parts without their consent in public.

From 1955 Fashions

Dyed Squirrel Clutch Cape 1955 Dyed Squirrel Clutch Cape
Price: $103.50
Brief little cape of fine imported squirrel... fur origin: Russia. Glamorous for the smaller woman over suits, dresses, coats. Graceful back, tuxedo front. Novelty acetate and rayon lining. Brown.

From 1959 Toys

New Exiting Barbie Fashion Dolls Launched in March 1959 From The 1950s Barbie Fashion Dolls
Manufacturer: Mattel
Price: $1.29
These Images are from 1960 sorry could not find any from 1959 the year Barbie Came out but thought I must include Barbie for 1959.