The match went all the way to the 15th round before Frazier was declared the winner by unanimous decision.
The German ocean liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse became the first vessel to transmit a ship-to-shore wireless message.
On the 6th March 1869, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev presented his periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
The Persian poet and philosopher Nasir Khusraw began a seven-year journey through the Islamic world that he recorded in the Safarnama.
On the 4th March 1789, the United States constitution went into effect when the first US Congress met.
When the two-day sale ended on 3 March, 429 slaves had been sold.
On the 2nd March 1965 the United States military, alongside the Republic of Vietnam Air Force, began Operation Rolling Thunder as part of the Vietnam War.
On the 1st March 1692, the Salem witch trials began when Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba were brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts.
On the 28th February 1525 Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor, was executed on the orders of the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.
Approximately 200 Oglala Lakota and members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee, South Dakota, for 71 days.
The resulting record was released in May, and went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies.
After intense debate Senators voted 48 to 8 to seat Revels as the first African-American in the United States Senate.
On the 24th February 1848, amidst the revolutions that were beginning to sweep across the continent, King Louis Philippe of France abdicated the throne.
Having received few reinforcements by the time the Mexicans attacked on 6 March, the Alamo’s defenders suffered a decisive defeat that is believed to have killed every soldier in the compound.