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Lillian Wald born - March 10, 1867

Today on the show, we celebrate Women's History Month by honoring the life and work of Lillian Wald with special guest Marjorie Feld, who wrote the book "Lillian Wald: A Biography."

Barbie doll introduced - March 9, 1959

On this day in 1959, the Barbie doll was introduced at the American Toy Fair in New York City.

February Revolution Began - March 8, 1917

On this day in 1917, the February Revolution began in Russia.

Bloody Sunday in Selma - March 7, 1965

On this day in 1965, about 600 people set out from Selma, Alabama, to begin a 50-mile march to Montgomery. But not long after they left, law enforcement stopped the march with violence.

Cassie Chadwick trial started - March 6, 1905

Cassie Chadwick was a career con artist who claimed to be Andrew Carnegie's daughter. On this day in 1905, her trial began.

Boston Massacre - March 5, 1770

On this day in 1770, a brawl broke out in Boston and turned into a deadly fight. The fight, which became known as the Boston Massacre, helped pave the way for the American Revolution

Hindenburg's first flight - March 4, 1936

On this day in 1936, the Hindenburg zeppelin took its first test flight. The Hindenburg's service would end when it caught on fire on May 6, 1937. 

Delta Sigma Theta's First Public Act - March 3, 1913

On this day in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta attended the Women's Suffrage March for their first public act. 

Last attempted assassination of Queen Victoria - March 2, 1882

On this day in 1882, a man named Roderick Maclean attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. It was the eighth and last time someone would try to assassinate the Queen.

Lindbergh baby kidnapped - March 1, 1932

On this day in 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr., the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Lindbergh, was kidnapped.

From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

Tichborne trial ended - Feb. 28, 1874

On this day in 1874, a man who claimed to be the heir of the Tichborne estate was found guilty of perjury.

Letter published on discovery of the neutron - Feb. 27, 1932

On this day in 1932, the journal Nature published a letter by English physicist James Chadwick that detailed his possible discovery of the neutron.

First jazz recording made - Feb. 26, 1917

On this day in 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band made the first jazz recording. 

Hiram Revels became first African-American U.S. senator - Feb. 25, 1870

On this day in 1870, Hiram Revels became the first African-American U.S. senator.

Marbury v. Madison decided - Feb. 24, 1803

On this day in 1803, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison was decided, establishing judicial review.

Dr. Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Trials Began - Feb. 23, 1954

On this day in 1954, Dr Jonas Salk's polio vaccine trials began.

Members of White Rose executed - Feb. 22, 1943

On this day in 1943, White rose members Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst were executed for passing out anti-Nazi pamphlets. 

Malcolm X assassinated - Feb. 21, 1965

On this day in 1965, Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City. 

Ansel Adams born - Feb. 20, 1902

On this day in 1902, renowned photographer Ansel Adams was born.