Monthly Archives: March 2011

March 31

On this day in 1889 – The Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris. It was designed by French engineerAlexandre Gustave Eiffel. Advertisements

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March 30

On this day in 1964 – “Jeopardy” developed by Merv Griffin, aired on TV for the first time.

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March 29

On this day in 1886 – Coca-Cola went on sale; it was marketed as a “brain tonic” and claimed to relieve exhaustion. It was invented by Dr. John Pemberton.

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March 28

On this day in 1881 – P.T. Barnum and James Bailey merged their circuses to form the “Greatest Show on Earth.”

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March 27

On this day in 1998 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the impotency drug Viagra, made by Pfizer.

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March 26

On this day in 1964 – The musical “Funny Girl” opened on Broadway.

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March 25

On this day in 1954 – RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass production.

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