7 March It Happened Today

1802  Birth of English painter, Edwin Henry Landseer.

1875  Birth of French composer Maurice Ravel.

1876  The telephone is patented by Alexander Graham Bell.

1936  German troops march into the demilitarized in contravention of the Treaty of Versailles.

1984  Death of Donald Maclean who had spied for the Soviet Union while working at the British Foreign Office.


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