March 7 in Pop Culture History
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell received his patent (#174,465) for the telephone.
1897 – Dr. John Kellogg served the world’s first cornflakes to his patients at a mental hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan.
1911 – Willis S. Farnsworth Patented (#985,990) the first coin-operated locker.
1933 The board game Monopoly was created and trademarked by Charles Darrow in Atlantic City.
1955 – Peter Pan was presented as a television special for the first time.
1955 – Phyllis Diller made her comedy stand-up debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, CA.
1983 – TNN (The Nashville Network) began broadcasting.
1987 – Mike Tyson defeated James “Bonecrusher” Smith to unify the WBA and WBC heavyweight titles.
1996 – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (East End Play) Opened on March 7, 1996 and Closed: April 3, 2005
1996 – Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, The Birdcage, Hellraiser 4:Bloodline and Fargo were released in theaters.
2003 – Bringing Down the House debuted in theaters.
2008 – 10,000 B.C. debuted in theaters.
2009 – The Kepler space observatory was launched.
2011 – Charlie Sheen was officially fired from Two and a Half Men.
2014 – The Grand Budapest Hotel, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and 300: Rise of An Empire debuted in theaters.