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March 4 2008 Today in History Newsletter

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Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847)
Alexander Graham Bell is known for the invention of the telephone. But, there is so much more that you may not have realized...

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Happy Birthday to those of you born this week! You’re in great company!
March 3
*Alexander Graham Bell (1847)
*Perry Ellis (1940)
*Herschel Walker (1962)
*Tone Loc (1966)
March 4
*Antonio Vivaldi (1678)
*Sir Napier Shaw (1854)
*Knute Rockne (1888)
*Shemp Howard (1895)
March 5
*Jonas Dryander (1748)
*Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887)
*Murray Head (1946)
*Elaine Page (1948)
March 6
*Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806)
*Lou Costello (1906)
*Rob Reiner (1947)
*Shane Brolly (1970)
March 7
*John Herschel (1792)
*Henry Draper (1837)
*Matthew Fisher (1946)
*Rachel Weisz (1971)
March 8
*Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841)
*Lynn Redgrave (1943)
*Gary Numan (1958)
*Freddie Prinze, Jr. (1976)
March 9
*Mickey Spillane (1918)
*Yuri Gagarin (1934)
* Raúl Juliá (1940)
*Brian Bosworth (1965)

And, since I’m writing this as my CNN alerts pop up, today, Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons passed away (March 4, 2008). Check the Today in History site frequently for surprise updates!

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Christa Mackey, Today in History Editor

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