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

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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)

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)

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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