7th March

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1988 The Troubles - IRA members killed in Gibraltar The IRA confirms the three people shot dead by security forces in Gibraltar yesterday were members of an active service unit.
1988 Cyclone hits New Zealand Cyclone Bola hits New Zealand, the torrential rains cause significant flooding and landslides
1973 Sheikh Mujib Rahman becomes first prime minister Sheikh Mujib Rahman becomes the first prime minister of Bangladesh winning a landslide victory in the country's first general elections
1969 Golda Meir elected as first female Israeli leader Golda Meir is elected as the first female prime minister of Israel following Levi Eshkol's death.
1900 Buckingham Palace - Fire destroys part of roof Fire at Buckingham Palace destroys part of the roof
1876 The telephone is patented Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
1875 Maurice Ravel is born Composer Maurice Ravel is born in Ciboure, France

 

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On This Day - 7th March