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March 7th History

March 7 History

1838 - Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale", makes a triumphant debut at the Stockholm Opera in Weber's Der Freischutz.

1876 - Bell Rings For Telephone

1912 - Frenchman Henri Seimet flies from Paris to London in three hours, the first aviator ever to make the journey non-stop.

1971 - Swiss men finally vote to give women the right to vote and to hold federal office.

1971 - English poet Stevie Smith commits suicide.

1975 - The body of British heiress Lesley Whittle is found in a 60 foot drain shaft, 52 days after she was kidnapped by a man the press call "The Black Panther".

1984 - Donald Maclean, British Foreign Office official and Russian secret agent who fled to the Soviet Union in 1951, dies aged 70.

1988 - Death of American transvestite actor Divine (Harris Glen Milstead), who starred in cult films Pink Flamingos and Polyester.

2006 - 28 people die and more than 100 are injured in a series of bombings across the holy city of Varanasi in India.