11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 7th March

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone

2. 1900 - Part of Buckingham Palace is destroyed by fire

3. 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

4. 1965 - Troopers with night sticks, shotguns and tear-gas grenades violently confront 600 civil rights marchers during an attempted 50-mile march from Selma to the Alabama state capitol Montgomery, USA

5. 1965 - A golden eagle which escaped from Regent's Park Zoo remains on the loose, after outsmarting his keepers' latest attempts to recapture him

6. 1969 - Golda Meir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Israel

7. 1975 - Kidnapped heiress Lesley Whittle is found strangled at the bottom of a drain shaft.

8. 1988 - An IRA gang which was reported to have planted a 500lb car bomb near the British Governor's residence is shot dead in Gibraltar

9. 1991 - Four lions escape from Chipperfields Circus in Grimsby and roamed the streets for an hour

10. 2007 - The House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected

11. 2011 - American actor Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men after controversy about his personal lifestyle erupted in the media

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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