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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS

March 31, 1732

Franz Joseph Haydn (composer)

 

TIME CAPSULES

Crypt of Civilization, in Atlanta, Georgia, is to be opened in the year 8113! See the entire inventory of this HUGE time capsule. arrow

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS

arrow March 10, 1876

The First Telephone Call

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell sent the first telephone message to his assistant, saying, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." Bell was actually a teacher of the deaf, and he had been trying to invent a machine that would help the hearing impaired. Bell was as surprised as anyone when his message to Mr. Watson was transmitted.

arrow March 11, 1888

The Blizzard of '88

The famous Blizzard of '88 hit the Northeast on March 11, 1888. Saratoga, New York, received 58 inches of snow. Fifty inches fell on Middletown, Connecticut; 46.7 inches on Albany, New York; and 20.9 inches on New York City. The blizzard was followed by record cold. Between the snowfall and the frigid temperatures, more than 400 people lost their lives, and 200 ships sunk or were heavily damaged.

In the past, sheep trimmed the White House lawn!


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