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7 03 2011


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.

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7 03 2011
esa

“1927: An earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan. Residents call it, “just another day in our country.” ”
Very true! I remember when I was in Tokyo in 1977 for 3 1/2 months seminar cum attachment program, on my 2nd day of adjustment in our dormitory in Todoroki, there was this earthquake that really made me nervous. My other companions were still arriving that day & there was only 3 of us who arrived the day before. But the other 2 guys were out familiarizing themselves with the train system. I got out of my bedroom right after the quake stopped and the dorm caretaker told me not to worry, there wikk be more coming during my 3 1/2 months’ stay.

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7 03 2011
esa

errr…. change wikk to will

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7 03 2011
senior60

ito ay serious question, bakit ba walang ibang gusto

mag business kagaya ng sa meralco?

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7 03 2011
senior60

another serious one, meaning, japan is a smoke-free country?

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7 03 2011
Paul

Every political family in the Philippines is doing monopoly by adeptly manipulating the electoral process— from the Abads to the Zamoras. The upstarts such as the Binays are even doing it so well.

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7 03 2011
CoJ

slow news day?

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7 03 2011
promdi

1933. Monopoly” is invented. In the Philippines, it becomes the instant favorite of the owners of Meralco. he he. me choice ba ang taga manila and nearbies?

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