AP Highlight in History: On March 10, 1876, the first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bell's telephone took place in Boston as his assistant heard Bell say, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."
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Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he left Hispaniola for Spain.
England's King Charles I dissolved Parliament.
Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.
The Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war with Mexico.
Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies during the Civil War.
Terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia.
Neil Simon's play "The Odd Couple" opened on Broadway.
James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tenn., to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
"Scarsdale Diet" author Dr. Herman Tarnower was shot to death in Purchase, N.Y. (His lover, Jean Harris, was convicted of murder and served nearly 12 years in prison.)
Konstantin Chernenko, Soviet leader for just 13 months, died at age 73.