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  • 1284, the Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England (3 March 1284).
  • 1933, Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States of America (4 March 1933).
  • 1946, Churchill delivers his famous ‘Iron Curtain’ speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri (5 March 1946)
  • 1857, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in the Dred Scott case and America moved closed to civil war (6 March 1857).
  • 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was issued with US patent number 174,465 for his telephone system. This would become one of the most lucrative patents in history (7 March 1876).
  • 1917, a revolt breaks out in St Petersburg, Russia. It is called the ‘February Revolution’ despite seemingly occurring in March because Russia used the Julian calendar until 1918 (8 March 1917).
  • 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City (9 March 1959).