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Today in History
Today in History: Tuesday, March  03, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On March 3, 1918, Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with the Central Powers, ending Russian participation in World War I.
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1845Florida became the 27th state.
1847Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1849Congress created the Minnesota Territory.
1887Anne Sullivan arrived at the Alabama home of Capt. and Mrs. Arthur H. Keller to become the teacher of their blind and deaf 6-year-old daughter, Helen.
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1923Time magazine, founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, debuted.
1931President Herbert Hoover signed into law a bill making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem.
1969Apollo 9 was launched on a mission to test the lunar module that was used in the moon landings.
1991Motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police in a scene captured on amateur video.
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2002Voters in Switzerland approved joining the United Nations, abandoning almost 200 years of formal neutrality.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actress Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") turns 45 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
George MillerDirector, producer ("Mad Max" films)70
Jennifer WarnesSinger68
Tim KazurinskyActor, director ("Saturday Night Live")65
Robyn HitchcockRock musician62
Miranda RichardsonActress57
Jackie Joyner-KerseeOlympic track and field gold medalist53
Tone LocRapper, actor49
Brian LeetchHockey player47
David FaustinoActor ("Married... With Children")41
Santonio HolmesFootball player31
Actress Jessica Biel ("7th Heaven") turns 33 years old today.
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