What’s Happening Today?
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (USA). National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Healthexternal icon, is observed annually on March 10. NWGHAAD increases awareness, sparks conversations, and highlights the work being done to reduce HIV among women and girls in the United States while showing support for those with HIV.
No Smoking Day (UK). The second Wednesday in March is a day for raising awareness in the United Kingdom about smoking and highlighting the resources available to those who want to quit.
What Happened Today?
1. In 1876, the first telephone call was made. Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the words “Mr. Watson, come here -- I want to see you” to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who was in the next-door room.
2. In 1945, the most destructive bombing raid in history hit Tokyo. About 100,000 Tokyo citizens died in the fires caused by the U.S. airforce's incendiary bombs.
3. In 1959, a revolt involving hundreds of thousands of Tibetans erupted in Lhasa, sparking the Tibetan uprising. Fearing the Dalai Lama's abduction by China, 300,000 Tibetans surrounded his palace.
1. 1940 – Chuck Norris, legendary martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter.
2. 1958 – Sharon stone, famous American actress, producer and former fashion model.
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