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Today is Monday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2011. There are 292 days left in the year.

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1794: Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionizes America’s cotton industry.

1883: German political philosopher Karl Marx dies in London at age 64.

1923: President Warren G. Harding becomes the first chief executive to file an income tax report.

1951: During the Korean War, United Nations forces recapture Seoul.

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1986: Two Youngstown area men plead guilty in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to charges stemming from the operation of an illegal fireworks plant that exploded in Beaver township, killing nine people.

1971: Ohio Gov. John J. Gilligan asks the General Assembly to approve $1.5 billion in new taxes to balance an $8 billion budget for the next two years.

1961: Judge Erskine Maiden Jr. grants a temporary injunction barring the Ohio Department of Highways from appropriating land for a planned access road. The land was willed to Mill Creek Park by Elizabeth A. Fellows.

Police bullets end the life of Bedell Beavers, 39, after he set fire to his home, beat four men on the head with a hammer and fired shots at firefighters trying to put out the fire.

1936: The Mahoning County Board of Elections reports 1,031 Republicans and Democrats will be vying for nominations in the May primary.

Judge Erskine Maiden Jr. approves a plan under which Campbell will pay off the $18,000 the city owes the Ohio Water Service Co. by paying future monthly bills on time, as well as paying down the delinquency one month at a time.

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