This Week in History

March 6, 1899

Imperial Patent Office in Berlin, Germany, registers Aspirin, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co.

March 8, 1936

Daytona Beach, Florida, hosts its first stock car race, remembered as the impetus for today’s NASCAR.

March 9, 1959

The first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.


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