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March 10 – Today In History

Guest Author - Tammy Cordani

We take a look at some of the events that occurred on March 10th.

Today In …

1804 - The Louisiana Purchase became official with the document signings and celebrations in St. Louis.

1831 - Louis-Philippe of France formed the French Foreign Legion.

1876 - “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you” became the first words uttered over the telephone. Alexander Graham Bell was talking to his assistant Thomas Watson.

1969 - James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sharing A Birthday Today…

Edie Brickell the front person for the band The New Bohemians and wife of singer/songwriter Paul Simon was born in 1966.

Neneh Cherry the songstress behind the hit “Buffalo Stance” was born in 1964.

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and youngest son of England’s Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1964.

Barry Fitzgerald the Oscar winning actor of “Going My Way” and “How Green Was My Valley” was born in 1888.

Jasmine Guy the actress who appeared in TV’s “A Different World” and in the film “Harlem Nights” was born in 1964.

Shannon Miller the Olympic champion in gymnastics was born in 1977.

Chuck Norris the star of “Delta Force” and the TV series “Walker Texas Ranger” was born in 1940.

James Earl Ray the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1928.

Tom Scholz founding member of the rock band Boston and writer of the hit song “More Than A Feeling” was born in 1947.

Sharon Stone the star of “Basic Instinct” and “Casino” was born in 1958.

Christopher Titus the actor/comedian and star of TV’s “Titus” was born in 1966.

Dean Torrence one half of the singing duo Jan & Dean was born in 1940.

Shannon Tweed the actress/model and companion of KISS member Gene Simmons was born in 1957.

Carrie Underwood “American Idol” winner and singer of the hit song “Before He Cheats” was born in 1983.

Olivia Wilde the actress who appeared in “The O.C.” and the film “Turistas” was born in 1984.

We Said Goodbye To…

Lloyd Bridges the legendary actor who starred in “Airplane!” passed away in 1998 at the age of 84.

Danny Joe Brown member of the rock band Molly Hatchett passed away in 2005 at the age of 53.

Zelda Fitzgerald author of “Save Me the Waltz” and wife of renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald perished in a fire in 1948 at the age of 47.

Andy Gibb the singer of “I Just Want to be Your Everything” and “Shadow Dancing” passed away in 1988 at the age of 30.

Harriet Tubman abolitionist and one of the key individuals with the Underground Railroad passed away in 1913 at the age of 92.

Top Of The Charts On This Day In…

1962 - “Hey Baby” by Bruce Channel
1979 - “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
2001 - On The Country Charts – “One More Day” by Diamond Rio

Movie Moments In...

1918 - The film studio Warner Brothers released their first film today entitled “Four Years in Germany”.

1938 - “Jezebel” starring Bette Davis was released today.

In Print In…

1776 - Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” was first published.

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