March 7, 1876

Alexander Graham Bell, just 29 years old, receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention-the telephone.

March 9, 1997

Christopher Wallace, a k a the Notorious B.I.G., is shot to death at a stoplight in Los Angeles.

March 12, 1933

Eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address or “fireside chat,” broadcast directly from the White House.


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