On This Day In History, 7 March

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World Events Today

  • The Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, officially announced today in 1912 that he had successfully navigated to the South Pole, a few weeks before
  • The first transatlantic telephone call, from London to New York, took place today in 1926
  • Adolf Hitler, officially violated the treaty of Versailles today in 1936 when the German Army entered the Rhineland

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of 13 stories, was released in London today in 1905, it was released in New York the month before
  • At the age of 17, the gifted footballer Neymar made his professional debut today in 2009, it was for the Brazilian Football Club Santos
  • Following a series of public issues, Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men contract, was terminated today in 2011

Family Events Today

  • The American actor Bryan Lee Cranston, who gained much of his fame for his starring role as Walter White in Breaking Bad, was born today in 1956 in Los Angeles
  • Richard Michael Mayall, better known as the English comedian, actor and writer Rik Mayall, was born today in 1958 in Harlow
  • The American film director, screenwriter, and producer Stanley Kubrick, director of the iconic movies 2001 A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, died today in 1999 aged 70

Main Event Today

  • On a push to enter German territory and, surprised to find it intact, the US 9th Armoured Division captured the Ludendorff Bridge, the Bridge at Remagen, today in 1945

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cereal Day

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