Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1850 – Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war (More info)

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone (More info)

1897 - The world's first corn flakes were served to Dr. John  Kellogg's patients at a Battle Creek, Michigan, mental hospital.

1965 – Peaceful civil rights demonstrators marching from Selma, Ala. are brutally attacked with billy clubs and tear gas by police in an event later called “Bloody Sunday” (More info)

1976 - A wax Elton John went on display at Madame Tussaud's in London, the first rocker to appear there since The Beatles 12 years earlier.

1994 – The US Supreme Court rules that parodies of a copyrighted original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use (More info)

2010 – Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director for helming the movie ‘The Hurt Locker’ (More info)

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