March 14, 1493: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first New World Voyage.

March 14, 1794: Whitney Eli patents the cotton gin machine, revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern U.S. states.

March 10, 1876: First telephone call made from Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson.

March 12, 1930: Mohandas Gandhi begins 200-mile march protesting British salt.

March 14, 1888: Second largest snowfall in New York City (21 in.).

March 10, 1963: Wilt Chamberlain of NBA’s then-San Francisco Warriors scores 70 points vs. Syracuse.

March 14, 1968: Life magazine calls Jimi Hendrix “most spectacular guitarist in the world.”

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