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This Week in History March 3rd - 9th

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    March 3, 1991 – An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
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    March 3, 1938 – Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
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    March 4, 1950 - Walt Disney’s "Cinderella" was released.
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    March 4, 1974 - "People" magazine was available for the first time.
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    March 5, 1836 – Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
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    March 5, 1946 – Winston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
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    March 6, 1992 - The last episode of "The Cosby Show" aired. The show had been on since September of 1984.
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    March 6, 1981 - Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been on the job 19 years.
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    March 6, 1912 – the Oreo cookie is introduced by Nabisco
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    March 7, 1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV.
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    March 8, 1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire".
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    March 8, 2004 – A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
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    March 8, 1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
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    March 9, 1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
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    March 9, 1965 - The first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam.
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    March 9, 2010 – The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
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    March 9, 2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.