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Post by observer on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:04 am

1562 - Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)

1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais, widow of a French officer executed during the revolution.

1822 - Charles Graham of NY patents artificial teeth

1873 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded

1907 - Hamilton news seller fined $30 for selling US papers on a Sunday.

1954 - Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)

1959 - Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold

1959 - Jack Paar was featured on the cover of LIFE magazine on this day. He was accused, the article said, of “keeping the U.S. up nights.” With show regulars, Dody Goodman, Alexander King, Cliff Arquette, announcer Hugh Downs and bandleader Jose Melis, there was little wonder why Paar caused such excitement in television’s late night on NBC.

1961 – Russia’s Sputnik 9 carries dog Chernushka into orbit.

1967 - Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West

1974 - Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended

1977 - Vancouver BC - Terry Fox 1958-1981 loses right leg above the knee to cancer; fitted with artificial leg; learns to walk, drive a car, play golf

1995 - Off Labrador - Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin orders Canadian fisheries patrol vessel to seize a Spanish trawler for illegally taking undersized turbot outside Canada's 200-mile offshore limit; boat fires warning shots across bow of Spanish trawler Estai; leads to dispute between Canada and the European Union.

BIRTHDAYS
1933 - Lloyd Price. songwriter: Lawdy Miss Clawdy; pianist; singer: Stagger Lee, Personality, I'm Gonna Get Married, Misty Come to Me; record label owner; producer.

1934 - Yuri Gagarin - Russian cosmonaut: the first man to travel in space; killed plane crash Mar 27, 1968

1943 - Bobby Fischer, US, world chess champion (1972-75)
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Post by observer on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:28 pm

1977 - Vancouver BC - Terry Fox 1958-1981 loses right leg above the knee to cancer; fitted with artificial leg; learns to walk, drive a car, play golf

Can you believe that it's been over 30 years since the "first" Terry Fox run?
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