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This Week in History, March 10th - 16th

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    March 10th, 1922 – Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation
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    March 10th 1977 – Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
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    March 11th 1927 – In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
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    March 11th 1941 – World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
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    March 12th 1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn.
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    March 12th, 1947 – The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
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    March 13th, 1943 – The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.
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    March 13th, 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
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    March 14th, 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
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    March 14th, 1967 – The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
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    March 15th, 44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
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    March 15th, 1956 – My Fair Gentleman premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
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    March 16th, 1521 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines.
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    March 16th, 1995 – Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.