March 3, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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The TW&E History Book

March 5, 1770 — Taunted by a crowd of angry Massachusetts colonists, British soldiers open fire, killing five and injuring 11 in what became known as the Boston Massacre.

March 3, 1931 — President Herbert Hoover signs into law a bill making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the U.S. national anthem. The text of the song was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key.

March 3, 1951 — In Memphis, Tenn., Jackie Brenston his band the Delta Cats record "Rocket 88," widely regarded as "the first rock-and-roll record."

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March 3, 2012