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1933 The board game Monopoly is invented. 1933 The film King Kong premieres in New York City. 1935 Malcolm Campbell sets an auto speed record of 276.8 mph in Florida. 1936 Hitler sends German troops into the Rhineland, violating the Locarno Pact. 1942 Japanese troops land on New Guinea. 1951 U.N. forces in Korea under General Matthew Ridgeway launch Operation Ripper, an offensive to straighten out the U.N. front lines against the Chinese. 1968 The Battle of Saigon, begun on the day of the Tet Offensive, ends. 1971 A thousand U.S. planes bomb Cambodia and Laos. 1979 Voyager 1 reaches Jupiter. Born on March 7 1707 Stephen Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence. 1872 Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract painter; he was the leader of the movement known as “de Stijl.” 1875 Maurice Ravel, composer (“Bolero”). 1887 Helen Parkhurst, educator; she developed a technique later known as the Dalton Plan. 1904 Reinhard Heydrich, German SS leader and architect of the “Final Solution.” 1907 Rolf Jacobsen, Norwegian poet. 1908 Anna Magnani, Italian actress.