March 9 in history: US bombs Tokyo with napalm, Barbie doll is introduced, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1918

Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party

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1931

Ernst Ruska invents the electron microscope

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1945

WWII: US Armed Forces bomb Tokyo with napalm, killing about 80,000

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1959

The Barbie doll is introduced by Mattel, Inc.

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1961

Ivan Ivanovich, a human dummy, travels into space

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