Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, and Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, all on this day.
1887: Painter Georgia O'Keeffe, best known for her large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms and New Mexico landscapes, is born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. O'Keefe, seen here in a 1918 photograph by Alfred Stieglitz, died at the age of 98 on March 6, 1986.
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