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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.

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

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.

Born This Day In History 7th March

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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.