On This Day in History, March 07

Love playing board games? Ever tried playing the Monopoly board game? If so, did you know that the game was invented on this day in the year 1933? You must be thinking that’s too old for a popular game. Find out other things that came to be on this day, March 7 in history.

Read on!

  • 1717 – The British closed the port of Boston to all commerce.
  • 1854 – Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine.
  • 1904 – The Japanese bombed the Russian town of Vladivostok.
  • 1906 – The country of Finland granted women the right to vote.
  • 1911 – Willis Farnworth patented the coin-operated locker.
  • 1912 – Roald Amundsen announced his discovery of the South Pole.
  • 1933 – The board game Monopoly was invented.
  • 1945 -Yugoslavia government of Joseph Broz Tito was formed.
  • 1951– U.N. forces in Korea under General Matthew Ridgeway launched Operation Ripper against the Chinese.
  • 1955– “Peter Pan” was presented as a television special for the first time.
  • 1983- The Nashville Network began broadcasting.
  • 1987– Mike Tyson beat James Smith by unanimous decision in 12 rounds in the Las Vegas for WBC / WBA heavyweight boxing titles.
  • 1989– Iran dropped its diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie’s book “Satanic Verses”.
  • 1994– The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered “fair use” that does not require permission from the copyright owners.
  • 2002– A federal judge awarded Anna Nicole Smith more than $88 million in damages.
  • 2003- Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center announced their transfer of 6.7 gigabytes of uncompressed data from Sunnyvale, CA, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 58 seconds.
  • 2009– At only 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar made his professional debut for Santos.
  • 2011- Charlie Sheen was fired from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men”.
  • 2012– The successor to Apple’s iPad2 was unveiled.
  • 2019– Queen Elizabeth II shared her first Instagram post, a letter between Charles Babbage and Prince Albert.

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