This Weekend In History…

First Telephone Call…..

March 10, 1876…..

Alexander Graham Bell calls his assistant in the next room: “Mr. Watson, come here, I want you.”

Great White Hurricane of 1888

March 11, 1888…..

One of the most famous snow storms in U.S. history, killing 400 people and creating 50-foot (15 m) snow drifts. It lasted for four days with snowfalls up to 58 inches (147 cm) in Saratoga Springs, New York. The destruction of telegraph lines led to their being placed underground in the future.

Dennis the Menace…..

March 12, 1951…..

Hank Ketcham‘s comic strip Dennis the Menace debuts. It was based on his real-life son, Dennis Ketcham, who earned the nickname “Dennis the Menace” when he was four years old.