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1850

Daniel Webster gave a three-hour speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850.

1876

Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.

1936

Adolf Hitler broke the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact when he ordered troops to march into the Rhineland.

1945

During World War II, U.S. troops crossed the bridge at Remagen, the first incursion into Germany by Allied forces.

1965

Peaceful civil rights demonstrators marching from Selma, Ala., are brutally attacked with billy clubs and tear gas by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The event is later called “Bloody Sunday.”

2004

V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was invested as the first openly gay Episcopal Church bishop.

2005

John R. Bolton was nominated by President Bush to be U.S. ambassador to the UN.

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