Today in History - March 7

1 of 77

Air force Col. Frederick Crow rushes to embrace his wife, Mary, upon his arrival, Wednesday, March 7, 1973 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland near Washington. Crow, a former prisoner of war is from Hampton, Va. He was in a group of 20 former prisoners of war that returned to the United States. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 of 77

Marques Johnson of UCLA, center, wears a happy smile as he travels towards New York's Madison Square Garden on the subway on March 7, 1977 in New York. Johnson, who was named AP college basketball player of the year by a nationwide vote of more than 300 sports writers and broadcasters, received the Adolph Rupp trophy at a ceremony in New York eariler that day. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

3 of 77

A 1,000-pound bomb explodes 300 yards from the perimeter at the U.S. Marine Combat Base at Khe Sanh, sending shrapnel and dirt 300 feet into the air, March 7, 1968. In spite of the danger, some Marines watch the air strike standing next to their bunkers. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

4 of 77

Jack Chase, wheelchair student at the University of Illinois at Champaign, Ill., lifts his wheelchair into his car, March 7, 1952. He contracted Polio while serving with U.S. forces in Korea in 1946. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

5 of 77

General view of the intersection of Cristoph Strasse and V. Werth Strasse, situated in the heart of Cologne on March 7, 1945. This was a German strongpoint during the battle for the Rhineland capital. (AP Photo/Bill Allen)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

6 of 77

State troopers swing billy clubs to break up a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala., March 7, 1965. John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (in the foreground) is being beaten by a state trooper. Lewis, a future U.S. Congressman sustained a fractured skull. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

7 of 77

Cpl. E.A. Nault, of Meadow Lake, Saskatoon, Canada, puts up a sign along the road to Calcar, Germany, March 7, 1945, reminding Allied troops that they are on enemy soil and warning them against fraternizing with the enemy. (AP Photo/Pool/Acme)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

8 of 77

Air Force Maj. Donald Webb, a former prisoner of war, hugs his daughter, Stephanie, 9, upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, March 7, 1973. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

9 of 77

The men of U.S. Battery E, 5th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, load horses onto freight cars at Toul, France, March 7, 1918. They were en route to the French front. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

10 of 77

Pfc Richard Coate of Trenton, Ohio, is silhouetted in the doorway of a Korean house as he scans the hills in the background for evidence of enemy activity, March 7, 1951. He is with the U.S. Third Division in the Seoul area of the western front. (AP Photo/Jim Martenhoff)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

11 of 77

Following the establishment of headquarters of officials directing the search for the Lindbergh baby, countless calls releasing late dispatches as well as the registering of the numerous tips and offers of help have been made from the State House at Trenton, N.J., March 7, 1932. Shown are a group of operators of the telephone exchange in the State House, at their duties. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

12 of 77

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

13 of 77

A U.S. Marine patrol walks across the charred oil landscape near a burning well during perimeter security patrol near Kuwait City on March 7, 1991. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

14 of 77

The Rev. Jesse Jackson shares a smile with Lucille Levin, the wife of Cable News Network Beirut bureau Chief Jeremy Levin during a news conference, Feb. 15, 1985 in Washington. Levin was kidnapped in Beirut on March 7, 1984; he escaped on Thursday in Lebanon and was taken to Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

15 of 77

Keeper Carsten Schmidt holds he trunk of cow elephant Baroda on March 7, 1984 at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany. Baroda is living at the zoo since 1956 and will be relocated on March 20, 1984 to the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Helmut Fricke)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

16 of 77

Willie and Mae Mays pose with bronze plaque casting that was unveiled during ceremonies on March 7, 1980 in San Francisco at which Bay Area athletes were honored. Mays was inducted into the Bay Area Hall of fame along with Joe DiMaggio, Hank Luisetti, Bill Russell and the late Ernie Nevers. (AP Photo/Robert Houston)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

17 of 77

President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as his wife Leah and first lady Rosalynn Carter watch during South Lawn arrival ceremonies at the White House in Washington, March 7, 1977. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

18 of 77

Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, right, talks with Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, in Washington, March 7, 1974. Kissinger testified in the panel's hearings on proposed trade reform. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

19 of 77

Black Panthers on their way to visit China are escorted by an official of the China travel service after their arrival in Hong Kong, China, March 7, 1972. An airline official said there were 20 in the latest Panther Party, the second to visit China in a little more than five months. All are unidentified. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

20 of 77

Demonstrators, with the word peace written in different languages on their umbrellas, March 7, 1971, Paris, France. Rising in the background is the Eiffel Tower. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

21 of 77

King joins in the music for a duet with Mrs. Peter M. Gunnar of Salem, Ore., March 7, 1969. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

22 of 77

Diane Sawyer, 18-year-old Wellesley College freshman from Louisville, Ky., wears crown of roses after her coronation as Queen of the 47th international flower show in New York Feb. 12, 1964. She will reign during the show to be held March 7-15 at the New York Coliseum. Diane was chosen America’s Junior Miss of 1963 at nationwide competitor in Mobile, Ala., in March a year ago. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

23 of 77

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

24 of 77

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

25 of 77

Paris designer Hubert de Givenchy includes this cocktail dress in his spring collection on March 7, 1962. It is in Pink Organza satin embroidered with Polka dots. The belt, bow and glace gloves are white. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

26 of 77

Italian actress Sophia Loren, right, is greeted by her Mother, Romilda Scicolone, at her arrival at Rome's Ciampino airport, March 7, 1957, returning from the Libyian desert where she was working for nearly two months with Rossano Brazzi and John Wayne on her new movie "Legend Of The Lost". (AP Photo/Mario Torrisi)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

27 of 77

Four young Tibetan boys, some of the 21 Tibetan refugee children now settling in at the Pestalozzi children?s village at Sedlescombe, near Battle, Sussex, England, enjoy a game of ball near their cedar wood house in the village on March 7, 1963. The children, who fled from the Chinese in 1956, are making new lives in Britain, after being specially nominated to come to this country by the Dalai Lama himself. He hopes they will be trained as doctors, teachers or in other skilled professions so they way eventually go back to their own land and help others less fortunate than themselves. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

28 of 77

American actress Tina Louise descends the ramp of the plane that carried her to Rome’s Ciampino airport, March 7, 1960. The young actress arrived here to play the leading part in a new film, “Sappho, Venus of Lesbos” on which shooting soon will start at the Cinecitta’ movie studios at the outskirts of Rome. The main male role will be played by American actor Kerwin Mathews. (AP Photo/Mario Torrisi)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

29 of 77

Hungarian soldiers re-erect their elaborate barbed wire entanglements along the Austro-Hungarian frontier at Heiligenkreuz, March 7, 1957. The damage was done to the almost impenetrable border fence during the Hungarian Revolution. An armed Austrian border guard looks on at right. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

30 of 77

Hesaya Matsumoto still clutching his camera after being injured in riots at a Korean middle school in Tokyo on March 7, 1951. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

31 of 77

Two American soldiers greet each other following their release by Chinese communists, after spending 17 days as prisoners, in Korea. The men are Pvt. Robert K. Collins and M/Sgt. Woodrow W. Haines, released at Washington on March 7, 1951. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

32 of 77

Two American paratroopers strike up a friendship with two civilians who were among those liberated by Americans at Los Banos, southeast of Manila on March 7, 1945. Left to right: Alexander D. Calhoun, Sgt. Russell Smith, Pfc Alfonso Pelagio, Manila guerrilla, and Robert E. Cecil. (AP Photo/Frank Filan)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

33 of 77

In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe Rosenthal, of the Associated Press, photographer with the wartime still picture pool, looks over the scene at Iwo Jima, Japan on March 7, 1945, from which he has sent some of the most graphic pictures of the Pacific war. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

34 of 77

Troops of the 9th U.S. Armored Division, First Army, advance across the intact Ludendorff Bridge to the east bank of the Rhine River in Remagen, Germany, on March 7, 1945 during World War II. (AP Photo/Allan Jackson)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

35 of 77

In a prisoner’s stockade on Guadalcanal, a U.S. Army doctor administers first aid to a wounded Japanese prisoner on March 7, 1943. M.P.’s armed with tommy-guns stand guard outside. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

36 of 77

A native woman and her six-year-old son embrace after the boy was rescued unhurt, March 7, 1943 from the debris of a Casablanca house, smashed by a German bomb in a raid on December 31. Beams, crossed above the boy’s head, kept the debris from crushing him, and provided an air pocket during the ten hours he was in the razed house. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

37 of 77

Japanese prisoners, guarded by U.S. troops, sit on the bow of a motor torpedo boat headed for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on March 7, 1943 after their capture on one of the outer islands. The prisoners were brought to Guadalcanal by plane and also by landing boat, later being transferred to U.S. headquarters in the South Pacific. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

38 of 77

The six desert beauties pertly perched atop old corral fence are in a defense bond selling race in Palm Springs, California on March 7, 1942, to be queen of the 9th Annual Desert Circus on March 25 to 28. Left to right: Mary Smith, Pat Scriven, Beverly Cooper, Edie Bush, Dorothy Knupp and Tommy Lipps. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

39 of 77

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

40 of 77

Policemen in black cloth masks practiced groping their way through "darkness" in Seattle, March 5, 1941 in this stunt to call attention to the city's blackout scheduled for March 7. (AP Photo/Paul Wagner)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

41 of 77

John L. Lewis, center, and his CIO aides arrive at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 7, 1939 to join a peace conference with American Federation of Labor leaders with President Roosevelt. Left to right are Philip Murray, Lewis, and Sidney Hillman. The former and latter are CIO vice presidents. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

42 of 77

Princesses Margaret Rose, front left, and Elizabeth, front right, all decked out in ermine cloaks and fancy dresses, leave the home of Viscountess Astorx after attending a fancy dress party there, March 7, 1939, London, England. Other guests included Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary and three of the children of U.S. Ambassador to London, Joseph Kennedy. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

43 of 77

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1938 file photo, smoke rises from smokestacks at Skoda’s main foundry in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. A new study looking at 11,000 years of climate temperatures shows the world in the middle of a dramatic U-turn, lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike. It shows how the globe for several thousands of years was cooling until an unprecedented reversal in the 20th century, which scientists say is further evidence that global warming isn’t natural but man-made since the start of the Industrial Revolution. The research was released Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the journal Science. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

44 of 77

The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colonel Josef Beck and his wife, are on a visit to Italy and Colonel Beck is combining social and pleasure visits, during his brief stay on Italian soil. The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colonel Josef Beck, left, with the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Count Ciano, having a friendly chat during the former’s visit to Rome, on March 7, 1938. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

45 of 77

Walter Cronkite works on a script in his office at the CBS-TV broadcast center in New York on Friday, March 7, 1981, as partly packed boxes sit foreground. The veteran newscaster was preparing for his final telecast as anchorman of CBS-TV's "Evening News" later Friday. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett/Pool)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

46 of 77

President Idi Amin Dada of Uganda listens on head phones during the open session of the Arab-African Summit in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 7, 1977. At left is Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan from Abu Dhabi, the ruler of the United Arab Emirates. Their respective delegates sit behind them. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

47 of 77

Johnny Cash and June Carter look at their newborn baby John Carter Cash in hospital in Nashville, Tennesse, March 7, 1970. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

48 of 77

Steve Spalding of Chattanooga squints through the viewfinder of a movie camera for the sun at a Valdosta industrial park as the solar eclipse began in Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday, March 7, 1970. The search was in vain, however, as the sun remained hidden behind a heavy cloud cover before hiding behind the moon. In background, many of the amateur astronomers who traveled to see the total eclipse from as far as western Canada stand disappointedly beside idle telescopes. (AP Photo/JHJR)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

49 of 77

Actress Vanessa Redgrave rehearses a dancing scene amid the ancient Greek ruins at Paestum, in the Campania region of Italy, March 7, 1968. Redgrave stars in the title role of the picture production "Isadora Duncan," based on the life of the famed American dancer. (AP Photo/Giulio Broglio)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

50 of 77

UCLA basketball coach John Wooden claps his hands and shouts encouragement to members of his Bruin team during a practice session in Los Angeles, Ca., March 7, 1967. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

51 of 77

Tear gas fumes fill the air as state troopers, ordered by Gov. George Wallace, break up a demonstration march in Selma, Ala., on what is known as Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965. As several hundred marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge to begin their protest march to Montgomery, state troopers violently assaulted the crowd with clubs and whips. A shocked nation watched the police brutality on television and demanded that Washington intervene and protect voter registration rights for blacks. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

52 of 77

Civil rights demonstrators struggle on the ground as state troopers use violence to break up a march in Selma, Ala., on what is known as Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965. The supporters of black voting rights organized a march from Selma to Montgomery to protest the killing of a demonstrator by a state trooper and to improve voter registration for blacks, who are discouraged to register. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

53 of 77

Actor Van Johnson, pictured on the set of "Wives and Lovers" with child actress Claire Wilcox, on March 7, 1963. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

54 of 77

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

55 of 77

Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood have eyes only for each other at the Milton Berle opening in Los Angeles' Coconut Grove, March 7, 1962. (AP Photo/Harold P. Matosian)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

56 of 77

German twins, dancers-actresses Alice and Ellen Kessler, left, perform a dance in Rome’s, Italy fashionable Via Veneto street on March 7, 1961, as they leave a night club holding gifts. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

57 of 77

Terry Spinks, right, British featherweight champion, and Dave Hilton, the Canadian champion, shake hands at their weigh-in at Joe Bloom’s Gymnasium, in London, on March 7, 1961. They meet in a non-title ten-rounder at the Empire Pool, Wembley. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

58 of 77

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

59 of 77

U.N. Soldiers rest on a strawpile at a medical clearing station somewhere in Korea after their release by Chinese communists. Left to right: Pfc. Robert Duncan, Dayton, O.; Pfc. Joseph Collins, Selmer, N.C.; Cpl. Lawrence Buckland, Sydney, Australia; Lt. Angus MacDonald, Brisbane, Australia, and 1st Lt. George E. Dowrie, Brunswick, Ga. Neither the circumstances nor date of their release was available with this picture, released in Washington March 7, 1951. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

60 of 77

George Gobel gets chucked under the chin by Lucille Ball at the Television Academy’s seventh annual awards dinner at the Moulin Rouge in Hollywood, Los Angeles on March 7, 1955, when Gobel was named the industry’s most outstanding new personality. Miss Ball was a candidate for the Award for Best Actress Starring in a Regular Series, but lost to Loretta Young. Actor Desi Arnaz is to the left. (AP Photo/Dick Strobel)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

61 of 77

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

62 of 77

Maria Eva Duarte de Peron and husband, Argentine President Juan Peron, are shown at an official function in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 7, 1946. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

63 of 77

Fireboats pour water into the burning U.S. liner John Ericsson at Pier 90 in New York, March 7, 1947. The British liner Queen Elizabeth is in background. (AP Photo).

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

64 of 77

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

65 of 77

Troopships and hospital ships of the United Nations, bearing fighting men to distant fronts and bringing back wounded, have for years been greeted on arrival at Durban by Madame Perla Siedle, well-known operatic singer, who has sung to them as their ships have come alongside. Her range of songs is wide and the troops join in with Great Enthusiasm. Madame Perla Siedle, the well-known operatic singer, gives a smiling welcome to troops arriving at Durban, South Africa on March 7, 1944. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

66 of 77

This is the scene at an unidentified New York City bar and lunchroom, March 7, 1943. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

67 of 77

People crowd outside New York's Paramount Theater on Broadway and 43rd St. to attend a screening of "Hitler's Children" on March 7, 1943 during World War II. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

68 of 77

General Douglas Macarthur, saluting during a parade in Philippines shown March 7, 1942. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

69 of 77

Oliver Hardy, the larger half of the screen comedian team of Laurel and Hardy, holds hands with his bride, Virginia Lucille Jones, studio script girl, after their marriage in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 7, 1940. Hardy gave his age as 48; Mrs. Hardy said she is 26. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

70 of 77

These airmen shown listening to an instructor are among first class of African American pilots in history of the United States to get thier wings at the advanced fly school on March 7, 1942 at Tuskegee, Alabama. Left to right: R.M. Long, G.S. Roberts, London, W. VA.; Capt. B. Washington; C.H. Debow, Indianapolis; Mac Ross, L.R. Curtis, New Rochelle, N.Y. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

71 of 77

Britain's Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth is pushed by tugs into her berth in New York March 7, 1940, after she had travelled from England. The liner will possibly stay in New York for the duration of the war, next to her sister ship Queen Mary and the French liner Normandie. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

72 of 77

Tamara Desni, the red-headed Russian film star whose attempt to land in England last year to marry Bruce Seton, the actor, were frustrated owing to immigration formalities, married him at the register office in Burnt Oak, London, on March 7, 1937. The bride and groom leaving the register office after the ceremony. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

73 of 77

Mrs. Maria Gable, estranged wife of Clark Gable, screen star, is shown at Las Vegas, Nev., County Courthouse March 7, 1939 as she received her formal divorce decree from Clerk LLoyd S. Payne, as her attorney (behind Payne), Frank McNamee, Jr., and Miss Frances McNamee (at right of Mrs. Gable), a niece of the attorney, look on. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

74 of 77

One of the Coast Guardsmen of the CG106, March 7, 1936 who captured a rum runner the Sambo G after a desperate battle staged in the darkness on Lake Erie. The rum runner was shot at with hundreds of machine gun bullets. The boat carrying 3,000 cases of liquor was heavily armored. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

75 of 77

A Japanese bluejacket unit makes its way cautiously through a tangle of barbed wire buildings in the Chapei section of Shanghai in March 7, 1932. After the occupation of Manchuria in 1931, the Japanese established the puppet state of Manchukuo in Feb. 1932, the events that lead to the major conflict known as the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-45. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

76 of 77

U.S. Artilleryman in doorway of his bombproof shelter in France, utilizes a few peaceful moments in writing to the folks at home on March 7, 1918. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

77 of 77

Fred Bell, a one-time millionaire and now unemployed, sells apples at his stand on a busy street corner in San Francisco, Ca., on March 7, 1931 during the Great Depression. Bell, known as "Champagne Fred" in the earlier days, has nothing left of his share of the Theresa Bell fortune as a result of the stock market crash in 1929. (AP Photo)

by: ASSOCIATED PRESS

This Week's Circulars