This Day in History for March 7 – Bell Patents the Telephone and More
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)