spotlight Today In History, March 7: Selma, Alabama Mar 7, 2018 0 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Today is Wednesday, March 7.Today's Highlight in History: 1965: Selma, Alabama On March 7, 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 1936: Rhineland In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY') and the Locarno Pact. 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 1994: 2 Live Crew Supreme Court Ruling In 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a parody that pokes fun at an original work can be considered "fair use." (The ruling concerned a parody of the Roy Orbison song "Oh, Pretty Woman" by the rap group 2 Live Crew.) AP 2008: Leon Greenman Ten years ago: Leon Greenman, the only Englishman sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, died in London at age 97. AP 2008: Samantha Power Ten years ago: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, who was acting as an adviser to Barack Obama, resigned after calling rival Hillary Rodham Clinton "a monster." AP 2013: John Brennan Five years ago: The Senate confirmed John Brennan to be CIA director, 63-34, after the Obama administration bowed to demands from Republicans blocking the nomination and stated explicitly there were limits to the president's power to use drones against U.S. terror suspects on American soil. AP 2013: U.N. Security Council Five years ago: The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test; a furious Pyongyang threatened a nuclear strike against the United States. AP 2017: Biloxi, Mississippi One year ago: A freight train smashed into a charter bus at a rail crossing in Biloxi, Mississippi, leaving four people dead. AP 2017: Wikileaks CIA One year ago: WikiLeaks published thousands of documents described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employed to break into users' computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Report Cancel Report Abuse × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching View (0) comments (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Thanks for reading. Subscribe or log in to continue. Subscribe for $9.99 Already a subscriber? Log in or Activate your account. Recommended More Latest Local Offers JBrooke Garage Door LLC Do you need to schedule a service call for your residential garage door? For Quality, Dependability and Service call JBrooke Garage Door! Call 608-790-7355. Lind's Home Center Sales & Service for Maytag, Whirlpool, and Amana appliances available from Lind's Home Center Carroll's Popcorn & Frozen Yogurt Get your freshly popped gourmet popcorn at Carroll's Popcorn & Frozen Yogurt! Located in Valley View Mall!