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    This Day in History: March 8

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

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