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March 7, 2013

Today in History for Thursday, March 7, 2013

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-- — Ten years ago

Virtually every musical on Broadway shut down as musicians went on strike, and actors and stagehands said they wouldn’t cross their picket lines; the walkout lasted four days.

Five years ago

On the heels of a gloomy report that 63,000 jobs were lost in February 2008, President George W. Bush said “it’s clear our economy has slowed” as he tried to reassure an anxious public that the long-term outlook was good. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, who was acting as an adviser to Barack Obama, resigned after calling rival Hillary Rodham Clinton “a monster.” Leon Greenman, the only Englishman sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, died in London at age 97.

One year ago

President Barack Obama, speaking at a Daimler truck plant in Mount Holly, N.C., made his most urgent appeal to date for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a “fuel of the past” and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. The Indianapolis Colts cut injured star Peyton Manning.

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