Today is March 7.
On this day in:
1876: Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone. Minutes later, the Chinese were mass manufacturing a similar device and selling it for half the original price.
1912: Roald Amundsen announces the discovery of the South Pole… two days after the discovery of the North Pole by Santa Claus.
1927: An earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan. Residents call it, “just another day in our country.”
1933: “Monopoly” is invented. In the Philippines, it becomes the instant favorite of the owners of Meralco.
1985: The song “We Are the World” has its international release. Twenty-five years later, Wyclef Jean would mangle it.
1997: Five people sue Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto claiming his smoking has violated the country’s constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life. Then, a Central Azucarera de Tarlac executive, Benigno Aquino III called the suit ridiculous.
Have a safe Monday!
Thanks to Wikipedia, Any Day in History, and Today in History.