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March 26, 1872 The Creation Of The Fire Extinguisher   In 1872, Thomas J. Martin patented the fire extinguisher.   Some historians often regard Martin’s improvement upon an earlier model of the fire extinguisher today as the first practical use of the machinery....

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March 24,1837 Canada Gives Blacks Right to Vote   In 1837, Canada legally recognizes Black suffrage and Blacks are granted the right to vote in Canada.   The Anti-Slavery Society of Canada estimated in its first report in 1852 that the "coloured population of...

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March 7, 1965 – March 25, 1965 The Selma to Montgomery Marches   The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of people on a 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama to call for voting rights for African Americans.   The first march took place on...

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March 18, 1953 The FIRST Televised Academy Awards Show   Back in 1953, the Academy Awards was televised for the first time.   The ceremony marked the 25th year of Oscar celebration and was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre, 
honoring movies released in 1952.  ...

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March 18, 1995 Michael Jordan Retires From Basketball   In 1995, Michael Jordan announced that he was ending his 17 month NBA retirement.   Jordan rejoined the Chicago Bulls that year and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well...

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March 17, 1762 The First St. Patrick’s Day Parade   Back in 1762, New York's first St. Patrick's Day parade took place.   Saint Patrick's Day or the ‘Feast of Saint Patrick’ is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on 17 March. It marks the death...

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March 14, 1879 A Genius Is Born In 1879, Albert Einstein, German-born mathematician best known for his theories on relativity, was born.    Einstein's theories of special and general relativity have significantly altered man's view of the universe, and his work...

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March 12, 1912        USA Girl Guides Established   In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.  ...

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March 11, 1302 Romeo and Juliet's Wedding Day   In 1302, the characters Romeo and Juliet were married this day according to William Shakespeare.   Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers...

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March 10, 1880 The Salvation Army Arrives In U.S   In 1880, the Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England.   Today, the Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that believes in “Doing The Most Good.”  The Salvation Army operates...

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March 7, 1876 Telephone Is Patented   Back in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his invention of the telephone.   His education was primarily received through frequent experiments in sound and the advancement of his father’s work on...

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March 6, 1834 The City Of Toronto Turns 180!   Canada's most populous city and the capital of Ontario was incorporated 180 years ago today.   Upon Toronto’s (Upper Canada) inception, William Lyon Mackenzie a Scottish reformer, became Toronto's first mayor and was...

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