Monthly Archives: March 2012

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

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

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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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On this day in 1979 – America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred as the Unit-2 reactor suffered a meltdown in its core at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania.

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

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

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On this day in 1954 – RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass production. The RCA set had a 15-inch screen and sold for $1,000, which has the buying power of $7,850 today.

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