AP Highlight in History: On March 14, 1879, physicist Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany.
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The first recorded town meeting in America was held, at Faneuil Hall in Boston.
Eli Whitney received a patent for the cotton gin.
Political philosopher Karl Marx died at age 64.
Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act.
The Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation.
United Nations forces recaptured Seoul during the Korean War.
A jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
President John F. Kennedy's body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery.
Opposition Socialists scored a dramatic upset win in Spain's general election, unseating conservatives stung by charges they'd provoked the Madrid terror bombings by supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
Russian President Vladimir Putin captured more than 70 percent of the vote to win a second term in an election that European observers said fell short of democratic standards.
A judge in San Francisco ruled that California's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.
About 1 million people rallied in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding Syrian withdrawal and the arrest of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's killers.
Protests led by Buddhist monks in Tibet turned violent, leading to an extensive crackdown by China's military.