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Today In History

Sat., March 7, 1998, midnight

In 1936: Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.

In 1965: A march by civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff’s posse.

In 1975: The Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.


 

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