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 This day in History - March 7
378 Historic Events for March 7
1912

Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole

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1914

Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania

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1914

Morton DaCosta, Phila, director (Island of Love, Music Man)

Birth
1915

Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician

Birth
1917

1st jazz record "Dixie Jazz Band One Step," recorded by Nick LaRocca Original Dixieland Jazz Band, released by RCA Victor in Camden NJ

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1917

Robert Erickson, composer

Birth
1917

Janet Collins, ballerina

Birth
1917

Davis Roberts, Mobile Ala, actor (Mr Johnson-Boone)

Birth
1918

June Wayne, artist/lithographer/teacher

Birth
1918

Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal

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1918

H Carroll and J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!," premieres in NYC

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1919

Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Djakarta)

Birth
1919

Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier

Birth
1920

Willie Watson, cricketer (England batsman and soccer international)

Birth
1921

Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt

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1922

US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

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1922

US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

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1924

Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)

Birth
1924

Kobo Abe, Tokyo Japan, playwright (Woman, the Dunes)

Birth
1924

Pat Moran, manager (Cin Reds), dies of Bright's Disease

Death
1925

American Negro Congress organizes

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1926

Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan, composer, dies at 73

Death
1926

1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)

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1927

Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan

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1930

Lord Snowdon, [Anthony Armstrong-Jones], London, photographer

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