Historical Events for 7th March 2019

1778 – Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
1827 – Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner, a wealthy heiress in Cheshire, England, is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
1847 – US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
1865 – -10] Battles round Kinston NC
1923 – Carlos Gardel applies for Argentine citizenship
1950 – Ladies’ Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
1978 – Canuck’s Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 – 5th People’s Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds and Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Burnett win (TV)
1981 – 28th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 61-60
1985 – IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released

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