This Week in History

10 March, 1945: The most destructive bombing raid in history hits Tokyo where about 100,000 Tokyo citizens died in the fires caused by the U.S. airforce's incendiary bombs.

11 March 1990: Lithuania becomes the first Soviet republic to declare its independence.

12 March 1938: Hitler invades Austria.

13 March 1781: Uranus – the third largest planet by radius in the solar system – is discovered by German-born British astronomer William Herschel.

14 March 1942: For the first time in history, a dying patient's life is saved by penicillin.

15 March 1985: The world's first internet domain name,, is registered by the Symbolics Computer Corporation of Massachusetts.

16 March 1960: Alfred Hitchcock's movie starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, Psycho, is premiered.