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    This Day in History: March 8

    Featured Biography

    Lidiya Skoblikova
    Russian skater
    1953
    Vasundhara Raje
    Indian politician
    1945
    Anselm Kiefer
    German painter
    1922
    Ralph Baer
    American engineer and inventor
    1879
    Otto Hahn
    German chemist
    1841
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
    United States jurist

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