March 7 1965 – Civil Rights Activists Are Beaten by Police in the Bloody Sunday March

March 7 1965 – Civil Rights Activists Are Beaten by Police in the Bloody Sunday MarchRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Just days after the death of a protester shot by Alabama policeman, in Marion, some 600 African-Americans gathered in Selma for a 54-mile march to the capital of Montgomery. After crossing over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, the civil rights activists were met by a line of state troopers with orders to stop the protest after a few blocks of walking. The officers did so with extreme force, firing tear gas into the crowd and advancing with batons to beat them back — shocking images […]

March 7, 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell receives patent for the telephone.

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March 7, 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell receives patent for the telephone.Rate this post On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone. Bell, who was Scottish-born, was 29-years-old at the time. He was a scientist, engineer, innovator and inventor. Graham was the son of Melville Bell and worked with him in London. Melville Bell developed Visible Speech, a written system used to teach speaking to the deaf. However, his family later moved to Boston. Bell’s work was greatly influenced by his wife and mother who were deaf. He did pioneering research on hearing and speech which led him to experiment with hearing devices. This experimentation […]