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.