On this day: March 7

POSTED: 10:20 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 06, 2014 

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 - Gordon Parks
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2006: Photographer and film director Gordon Parks, best known for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film "Shaft," dies of cancer at the age of 93 in New York City. He was also known for his activism and campaigning for civil rights, as well as for his writing, including his autobiographical novel "The Learning Tree."

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