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This Day In History: Mar. 10

This Day in History

1862: The first paper money is issued in the United States.
1876: Alexander Graham Bell transmits the first telephone message -- ""Mr. Watson, come here, I want you""-- to his assistant in the next room.
1880: The Salvation Army officially begins its work in the United States when 8 officers arrive in New York City .
1969: James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1987: The Vatican issues a doctrinal statement against artificial fertilization, surrogate motherhood, and other technologies involved with conception and childbirth.
2003: The Palestinian Legislative Council creates the post of prime minister, to be occupied by Yasir Arafat's ally Mahmoud Abbas.

Today's Birthdays

1867: Lillian Wald, social worker/reformer (Cincinnati, OH; died 1940)
1888: Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Ireland; died 1961)
1903: Clare Boothe Luce, playwright/politician (New York, NY; died 1987)
1940: Chuck Norris, actor (Ryan, OK). David Rabe, playwright (Dubuque, IA)
1947: Bob Greene, journalist (Columbus, OH)
1958: Sharon Stone, actress (Meadville, PA)
1964: Jasmine Guy, actress (Boston, MA). Prince Edward, youngest son of England's Queen Elizabeth II (London, England)
1965: Rod Woodson, football player (Fort Wayne, IN)
1966: Edie Brickell, singer/songwriter (Oak Cliff, TX)
1977: Shannon Miller, champion gymnast (Edmond, OK)

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