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March 14: 1009—History records today as the first known mention of Lithuania. 1849—President James K. Polk becomes the first sitting president to say cheese and have his picture taken. 1939—George Cukor is replaced by Victor Fleming as director for the second greatest cinematic apology for the Confederacy, Gone with the Wind. (The first and worst is Birth of a Nation.) 1957—Racist alliteration occurs in the Georgia Senate when it unanimously passed a bill by Senator Butts to bar blacks from playing integrated baseball. 1971—The White House has a secret taping system installed by then President Richard Milhouse Nixon; he is later quoted as describing this as “my bad.” 2012—...

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