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Women’s History Month: This Day in History

1: In 1961, The Peace Corps was established by John F. Kennedy to help developing countries.
2: In 1933, the movie “King Kong” premiered using stop motion animation.
3: In 1847, Inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland.
4: In 1918, the Spanish Flu was documented in Kansas for the first time in America.
5: In 1981, the first home computer, ZX81, was launched in the UK.
6: In 1899, Aspirin was trademarked as a painkiller.
7: In 1965, In Salem, Alabama, police attacked civil rights protesters, called Bloody Sunday.
8: In 1979.The compact disc, CD, was presented to the public.
9: In 1959, the Barbie Doll went up for sale.
10: In 1876, the first telephone call was made between Bell and his assistant Watson.
11: In 1990, Lithuania became the first Soviet country to declare independence.
12: In 1918, Moscow became Russia’s capital.
13: In 2013, Pope Francis succeeded Pope Benedict XVI.
14: In 1876, Albert Einstein was born to later win the Nobel Prize.
15: In 1972,“The Godfather” premiered, becoming one of the most popular movies of all time.
16: In 1988, an Ulster loyalist killed 3 people in Northern Ireland.
17: St. Patrick’s Day!
18: In 1965, Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became the first person to walk in space.
19: In 1962, Bob Dylan released his first album “Bob Dylan”
20: In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married.
21: In 1970, Earth Day was celebrated for the first time.
22: In 1997, Tara Lipinski became the youngest female figure skating world champion at age 15.
23: In 1888, the Football League met for the first time.
24: In 1999, NATO attacked a sovereign country, Yugoslavia, for the first time in its history.
25: In 1995, WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki, was launched.
26: In 2000, Vladimir Putin is elected President of Russia.
27: In 1977, 583 people died when 2 Boeing 747 aircrafts collided on the runway.
28: In 1910, the first seaplane in history took off.
29: In 2004, Ireland became the first country to ban smoking in all workplaces.
30: In 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot.
31: In 1999, the film “The Matrix” was released.

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I am Sonja Rutten, a junior at North. I am in soccer, basketball trainer, PaY, knowledge bowl, JCL, and key club. I like to be outside.
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