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Today In History: March 14 1879

Albert Einstein Is Born Although a self described pacifist, his works contributed to the creation of the atomic bomb Albert Einsten was born in the German town of Ulm on March 14, 1879. His rejection of the education system and militarism of Germany at the time led him to move to Switzerland in 1895. There he began his studies at the Polytechnic of Zurich graduating in physics and mathematics. However no professor accepted his assistantship application because of his known tendency to not conform to the standards that preceded him. He finally achieved a stable job in the Patent Office…
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Today In History: March 13 1969

After ten days in space, one of the most important missions in the race to reach the moon landed in the Atlantic ocean. On this day in 1969, at five o'clock, Apollo 9 splashed down into the North Atlantic Ocean, after 10 days, one hour and 54 seconds of flight. The objective of the mission was to test the lunar module that was to be used in subsequent missions in order to reach the moon. It was the first manned flight of the module, which was led by astronaut Russel L. Schweickart. Among the tests that were developed successfully for…
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Today In History: March 12 1930

Gandhi Begins the Salt March A Campaign of Passive Resistance Against British Colonial Rule in India  On this day in 1930 Mohandas K. Gandhi, the "Mahatma", launched a new campaign of civil disobedience against the British colonial authorities in India. The purpose of the campaign at this time was the salt tax, a profitable monopoly in the British colony which had been a subject of earlier protests. Gandhi's pilgrimage for 24 days took place between Sabermati and the coastal Dandi. The action was an effusive popular response, in addition to being the subject of attention from the press worldwide. Although British authorities…
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Today In History: March 11 2004

Today marks the 10 year anniversary when in 2004 Spain suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history On March 11, 2004, between 07:35 and 07:40 during the morning rush hour, the city of Madrid was rocked by the worst terrorist attack in its history. Ten almost simultaneous explosions occurred on the commuter train lines linking Guadalajara with Alcalá de Henares and Madrid . 191 people died and over 1,800 were injured. The subsequent inquest determined it was the work of jihadist terrorists. The area most affected by the explosions was the Atocha station, where seven devices went off (three inside and four…
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