The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies and a high of 69 degrees.
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1864 The song "Beautiful Dreamer" by the late Stephen Foster was copyrighted by Wm. A. Pond & Co. of New York.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell's assistant, Thomas Watson, heard Bell say over his experimental telephone: "Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you."
1880 The Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England.
1933 A magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered off Long Beach, Calif., resulted in 120 deaths.
1959 The Tennessee Williams play Sweet Bird of Youth, starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, opened at Broadway's Martin Beck Theatre.
1969 James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tenn., to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until his death.)
1973 The Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon was first released in the U.S. by Capitol Records (the British release came nearly two weeks later).
1985 Konstantin U. Chernenko, who was the Soviet Union's leader for just 13 months, died at age 73.
In The Star
March 10, 1939, in The Star: With an array of talent believed to be the largest in number of any group presenting a radio program in this state, the WHMA Jamboree will take to the air for more than two hours tomorrow, beginning at 1:30. The jamboree, while offering a good portion of hillbilly entertainment, also presents acts of other types. The Saturday-afternoon show is held in the auditorium of the Radio Building, where typically 500 persons gather to enjoy it live.
March 10, 1989, in The Star: With ink and varnish production now under way at the new Mead Ink Products plant in Golden Springs, company officials are already looking at the possibility of expanding the operation. Carter Smith, president of Mead Packaging in Atlanta, said yesterday officials may look in the near future at increasing the 60-person work force and the plant's 100,000 pound-per-day production capacity. “I wouldn't be surprised to see both the employees and production doubled within three to five years,” Smith said. Mead officials were in Anniston yesterday for an open house at the 55,000-square-foot facility, which already has 40 workers and has been in production for a few months.
Birthdays for March 10
Bluegrass/country singer-musician Norman Blake is 76. Playwright David Rabe is 74. Singer Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean) is 74. Actor Richard Gant is 70. Actress Katharine Houghton is 69. Rock musician Tom Scholz (Boston) is 67. Blues musician Ronnie Earl (Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters) is 61. Producer-director-writer Paul Haggis is 61. Alt-country/rock musician Gary Louris is 59. Actress Shannon Tweed is 57. Pop/jazz singer Jeanie Bryson is 56. Actress Sharon Stone is 56. Actress Jasmine Guy is 52. Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 51. Britain's Prince Edward is 50. Actor Stephen Mailer is 48. Actor Philip Anthony-Rodriguez is 46. Actress Paget Brewster is 45. Actor Jon Hamm is 43. Country singer Daryle Singletary is 43. Actress Bree Turner is 37. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller is 37. Country singer Carrie Underwood is 31. Country singer Rachel Reinert is 25. Actress Emily Osment is 22.
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