March 9 1916 – Pancho Villa and His Men Attack Columbus, New Mexico

March 9 1916 – Pancho Villa and His Men Attack Columbus, New MexicoRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Shortly before daylight on March 9, 1916, some 500 Mexican guerillas moved through the darkness outside Columbus, New Mexico. Led by Pancho Villa, a revolutionary looking for revenge after betrayal by the United States government, the men set the small town on fire and killed 18 Americans before retreating into Mexico. The attacks — the largest assault on the continental US by a foreign force until the hijackings September 11, 2001– nearly led to war between the North American neighbors. Born in the state of Chihuahua in north-central Mexico, Villa spent […]

March 9, 1959: Barbie doll was introduced to the world

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March 9, 1959: Barbie doll was introduced to the worldRate this post It was on 9 March 1959 that the first Barbie doll went on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. This doll was eleven inches tall and had a waterfall of blonde hair. She was the first Barbie which was mass-produced toy doll (with adult features) in the USA.   Ruth Handler, the co-founder of Mattel Inc. was the woman behind the Barbie doll. Handler had got the inspiration from her young daughter who went on playing with paper dolls of adult women, instead of baby dolls. The creation of Barbie doll is her […]