11 March 2013

Timeline March 10 & 11

March 10
1496  Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he left Hispaniola for Spain.
1804  In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
1876  The first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bell's telephone took place in Boston as his assistant heard Bell say, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."
1888  Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor, was born.

March 11
1848  Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
1890  Vannevar Bush, American electrical engineer & gov. administrator WW II, was born.
1903  Lawrence Welk, American bandleader and showman, was born.
1941  US President Roosevelt signed into law the Lend-Lease Bill, providing war supplies to countries fighting the Axis.
2011  An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history.

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