On this day: March 7

POSTED: 10:20 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 06, 2016 

The board game Monopoly is born, Glamour begins publishing, a civil rights march in Selma, Ala., ends in violence, and Kathryn Bigelow makes Oscar history, all on this day.

OTD March 7 - Selma Bloody Sunday
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1965: A march by more than 600 civil rights activistis is forcefully broken up by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas in Selma, Alabama. Seventeen marchers were hospitalized, and the day was nicknamed "Bloody Sunday." Televised images of the attack roused support for the U.S. civil rights movement.


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