Return to Daily IQ 1876Bell gets phone-y patentAlexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone. 1850 Daniel Webster gave a three-hour speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850. 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.? 1989 Iran broke off diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's novel Satanic Verses. 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. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?