March 7, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell receives US patent 174,465 for the telephone. Bell’s patent covered “the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically … by causing electrical undulations, similar in form to the vibrations of the air accompanying the said vocal or other sound.”
“Franz Anton Mesmer (May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called magnétisme animal (animal magnetism) and other spiritual forces often grouped together as mesmerism.”
Photo: Cassandra calls upon Higher Powers to spirit away a Friday night blemish
March 4, 1933: Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States. He served as president until April 12, 1945.