Today in history – March 7, 2019

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the “telephone.”

1936 – Adolf Hitler ordered Nazi troops into the Rhineland, violating the Treaty of Versailles.

1965 – A group of 600 civil rights marchers is brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama in an incident that became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

1985 – “We Are the World,” a song recorded by a series of high-profile music stars was released worldwide with the goal of raising funds for the USA for Africa charity.