spotlight Today In History, March 7: Rhineland Mar 7, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Thursday, March 7.Today's Highlight in History: 1936: Rhineland On March 7, 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY') and the Locarno Pact. AP 1850: Daniel Webster In 1850, in a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster of Massachusetts endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union. AP 1945: Ludendorff Bridge In 1945, during World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge. AP 1955: "Peter Pan" In 1955, the first TV production of the musical "Peter Pan" starring Mary Martin aired on NBC. AP 1965: Edmund Pettus Bridge In 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was violently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, by state troopers and a sheriff's posse in what came to be known as "Bloody Sunday." AP 1994: USS Eisenhower In 1994, the U.S. Navy issued its first permanent orders assigning women to regular duty on a combat ship — in this case, the USS Eisenhower. AP 1999: Stanley Kubrick In 1999, movie director Stanley Kubrick, whose films included "Dr. Strangelove," ''A Clockwork Orange" and "2001: A Space Odyssey," died in Hertfordshire, England, at age 70, having just finished editing "Eyes Wide Shut." AP 2009: Hillary Clinton Ankara Ten years ago: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Turkish leaders in Ankara, where she announced that President Barack Obama was planning to make his own visit, which took place in April 2009. AP 2009: Salam Fayyad Ten years ago: Western-backed Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad submitted his resignation (however, he retained his position under a new government). AP 2014: Red Square Five years ago: Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square in Moscow chanting, "Crimea is Russia!" AP 2018: Northeast Storm One year ago: For the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with as much as two feet of wet, heavy snow that grounded flights, closed schools and knocked out power. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended promotion Research decades of articles the easy way! Visit our online archives for thousands of historical articles, obituaries and announcements. More Latest Local Offers Nancy Serba - Gold Wellness Advocate doTERRA Be more proactive in your healthcare & learn how to help yourself and your family with natural options! Grizzly Lawn Care and Landscape The grass is always greener on your side... with Grizzly Lawn Care's irrigation systems!