March brings new methods, bits of mayhem and madness

As with every new month, there is history to look back upon and ponder.  The month of March is no exception.

According to biography.com, “Mr. Watson, come here- I need you,” was the first sentence spoken by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant Thomas Watson over a new voice transmission invention called the telephone on March 10, 1876. The telephone would go on to change the world, doing away with the old-fashioned form of foot-based messengers. The invention would also go on to change the economy, warfare, household life, and even agriculture. Billions of people across the world still use a telephone daily to communicate with friends and loved ones, although we now have more advanced methods of communicating.

 

The 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was not only the longest serving president, but who may be best known for the New Deal that offered Americans sweeping economic reform during the Great Depression, according to biography.com. Just eight days after first taking office, FDR initiated the first of more than 30 fireside chats that were broadcast live on the radio from the White House as a powerful tactic to rally American support. Despite his diagnosis of life-long polio, FDR would go on to lead America through many troubling times when Americans needed a solid, truthful leader. 

 

One of the most famous assassinations of all time, the murder of Julius Caesar by his fellow senate members occurred on March 15, 44 B.C., and is otherwise known as the Ides of March. Ultimately, Caesar was betrayed by his countrymen, people who believed he had gained too much power after he led the fight to conquer Gaul and Britannia. Others in the Roman government became uneasy and somewhat jealous and felt that he would eventually become a dictator. 

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