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March 07, 2005

March the Seventh

This day in history:

3/7/1530 - King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church

...setting the stage for the reformation. Ironic that a glutton's desire for a divorce would be the catalyst for freeing Christianity from the chains of corruption, decay and excessive traditionalism that had become the hallmarks of Roman Catholicism.

3/7/1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
3/7/1926 - 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-New York)

The lapse in time would be due to Bell's teenage daughter tying up the phone talking with her friends.

3/7/1908 - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breath stood before city council & announced that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"

...whereupon he was beaten senseless by a dozen, incensed, purse-wielding women.

3/7/1933 - Game of "Monopoly" invented

...later to be perfected by Bill Gates

3/7/1945 - Cologne taken by allied armies

...and about time. Those guys were really starting to stink.

3/7/1975 - Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate

Of course according to the “former” KKK member Robert Byrd, limiting a filibuster is the same as slaughtering millions of Jews. Hmm, 1975...weren't the democrats in power then? Wouldn't limiting debate be something the majority party would want? Wonder how the ole Byrd voted that day.

3/7/1985 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released

Later to be replaced by progressively crappier operating systems, until eventually Windows was released.

Posted by Jack Lewis at March 7, 2005 09:33 AM

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