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    What happened on March 1

    • March 1, 0086 "BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters in Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus."

    • March 1, 0286 Roman Emperor Diocletian raises Maximian to the rank of Caesar.

    • March 1, 0293 "Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesares, thus beginning the Tetrarchy."

    • March 1, 0317 "Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares"

    • March 1, 0589 "Saint David, patron saint of Wales, dies."

    • March 1, 0743 Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited

    • March 1, 0772 Birthday - Po Tjiu-i Chinese poet/Governor of Hang-tsjow

    • March 1, 0918 Balderik becomes bishop of Utrecht

    • March 1, 0965 "Death - Leo VIII Italian (anti-)Pope (963-65), dies"

    • March 1, 1131 "Death - Stephen II King of Hungary (1116-31), dies"

    • March 1, 1260 "Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus"

    • March 1, 1382 French Maillotin uprises against taxes

    • March 1, 1383 "Death - Amadeus VI (Green Earl), earl of Savoy, dies at 49"

    • March 1, 1420 Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the hussieten

    • March 1, 1434 Jacoba of Bavaria marries Frank van Borselen

    • March 1, 1456 Birthday - Wladyslaw Jagiello king of Bohemia/Hungary (1471/90-1516)

    • March 1, 1457 "The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination."

    • March 1, 1494 Birthday - Il Bacchiacca [Franceso Ubertini] Italian painter

    • March 1, 1510 "Death - Francisco d'Almeida viceroy of India, dies in battle at about 59"

    • March 1, 1528 "Birthday - Albrecht V von Wittelsbach [the Generous], duke of Bavaria"

    • March 1, 1535 "Death - Bernardo Accolti [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies"

    • March 1, 1562 Blood bath at Vassy; General de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder

    • March 1, 1562 "Over 1,000 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France marking the start of the French Wars of Religion."

    • March 1, 1565 Spanish occupier Estacio de Sá founds Rio de Janeiro

    • March 1, 1565 The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.

    • March 1, 1587 English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower

    • March 1, 1591 Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV

    • March 1, 1593 The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.

    • March 1, 1607 Birthday - Giovanni Francesco Milanta composer

    • March 1, 1610 Birthday - Johann B Schup [Schuppius] German poet/historian

    • March 1, 1619 "Death - Thomas Campion English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53"

    • March 1, 1628 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

    • March 1, 1630 "Birthday - Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere Flemish painter, baptized"

    • March 1, 1633 "Death - George Herbert English poet, dies at 39"

    • March 1, 1634 Battle at Smolensk; Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians

    • March 1, 1642 Georgeana (York) ME became the first incorporated American city

    • March 1, 1642 "Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine) becomes the first incorporated city in the USA."

    • March 1, 1643 "Death - Girolamo Frescobaldi Italian composer/organist, dies at 59"

    • March 1, 1690 Birthday - Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel composer

    • March 1, 1692 "Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials."

    • March 1, 1692 "Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem MA)"

    • March 1, 1693 "Death - Benedict Schultheiss composer, dies at 39"

    • March 1, 1700 "Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1753."

    • March 1, 1703 Birthday - Dieudonne Raick composer

    • March 1, 1709 Birthday - Josef Antonin Gurecky composer

    • March 1, 1711 """The Spectator"" begins publishing (London)"

    • March 1, 1711 Birthday - Peregrinus Pogl composer

    • March 1, 1734 Birthday - Pieter Valck[x] South Netherlands sculptor

    • March 1, 1755 In Quebec city Quebec Jean-Armand Dieskau is appointed commander of the French regular troops in Canada

    • March 1, 1771 Birthday - Armand-Emmanuel Trial composer

    • March 1, 1771 "Death - Isfrid Kayser composer, dies at 58"

    • March 1, 1773 "Death - Jan Wagenaar Dutch historian, dies at 63"

    • March 1, 1773 "Death - Luigi Vanvitelli [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72"

    • March 1, 1777 "Death - Georg Christoph Wagenzeil Austria (court)composer/pianist, dies at 62"

    • March 1, 1779 Birthday - Jacob Gottfried Weber composer

    • March 1, 1780 Birthday - Lonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies Governor-General of Netherland Indies (1826-30)

    • March 1, 1780 Pennsylvania becomes first US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)

    • March 1, 1781 The US Continental Congress adopts its Articles of Confederation

    • March 1, 1784 "E Kidner opens the first cooking school, in Great Britain"

    • March 1, 1788 "Birthday - Gheorghe Asachi Romania, writer/humanist/politician"

    • March 1, 1788 "Death - Orazio Mei composer, dies at 56"

    • March 1, 1790 A US census to establish the population is authorized

    • March 1, 1790 The first United States census is authorized.

    • March 1, 1792 US Presidential Succession Act passed

    • March 1, 1797 "Death - Juan Manuel Olivares composer, dies at 36"

    • March 1, 1799 Birthday - Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky composer

    • March 1, 1803 Ohio becomes 17th state

    • March 1, 1803 Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.

    • March 1, 1804 "Death - Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen composer, dies at 63"

    • March 1, 1805 Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.

    • March 1, 1809 Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed

    • March 1, 1810 "Birthday - Frdric Chopin Poland, composer/pianist (Concerto in F Minor)"

    • March 1, 1811 "Birthday - Robert Christie Buchanan Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1878"

    • March 1, 1811 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500

    • March 1, 1811 French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel

    • March 1, 1811 Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.

    • March 1, 1815 Disbanding of Lower Canada militia after War of 1812

    • March 1, 1815 Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.

    • March 1, 1815 Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law

    • March 1, 1817 "Death - Luigi Gatti composer, dies at 77"

    • March 1, 1820 "Birthday - George Davis Attorney General (Confederacy), died in 1896"

    • March 1, 1820 Birthday - Richard Redhead composer

    • March 1, 1822 "Birthday - Albin Francisco Schoepf Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886"

    • March 1, 1822 Birthday - Charles Champion Gilbert Brigadier General (Union volunteers)

    • March 1, 1826 Birthday - John Thomas composer

    • March 1, 1826 "Death - J J Friedrich Weinbrenner German architect/archaeologist, dies at 59"

    • March 1, 1828 "Birthday - James Fleming Fagan Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1893"

    • March 1, 1828 Birthday - Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli] Italian playwright

    • March 1, 1831 "Birthday - Hiram Bronson Granbury Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864"

    • March 1, 1832 Birthday - Friedrich Grutzmacher composer

    • March 1, 1835 Birthday - Matthias J Scheeben German theologist (Natur und Gnade)

    • March 1, 1836 "A Convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico."

    • March 1, 1837 Birthday - Ion Creanga Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)

    • March 1, 1837 "Birthday - William Dean Howells US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)"

    • March 1, 1838 "Birthday - Gabriele dell' Addolorata [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest"

    • March 1, 1840 Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.

    • March 1, 1841 "Birthday - Blanche Kelso Bruce Farmville VA, (Senator-MS, 1875-1881)"

    • March 1, 1841 Birthday - Romualdo Marenco composer

    • March 1, 1845 President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.

    • March 1, 1845 President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

    • March 1, 1847 Michigan becomes first English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)

    • March 1, 1847 The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.

    • March 1, 1848 "Birthday - Augustus Saint-Gaudens US, sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)"

    • March 1, 1852 "Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland."

    • March 1, 1852 Birthday - Theophile Delcass French statesman

    • March 1, 1854 German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.

    • March 1, 1854 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor and is never seen again

    • March 1, 1856 Birthday - Florimond Fonteyne Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw)

    • March 1, 1858 Birthday - Georg Simmel German philosopher/sociologist

    • March 1, 1859 "Death - Josef Theodor Krov composer, dies at 61"

    • March 1, 1860 Birthday - Suzanna Salter 1st US female mayor/temperance leader

    • March 1, 1864 Birthday - Rebecca Lee 1st black woman to get a medical degree

    • March 1, 1864 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)

    • March 1, 1864 Rebecca Lee (US) becomes first black woman to receive a medical degree

    • March 1, 1865 Birthday - Gerard Vissering Dutch banker/president (Bank of Java)

    • March 1, 1865 "Death - Anna Paulowna Romanova great monarch of Russia, dies at 70"

    • March 1, 1866 Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana

    • March 1, 1867 "Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital."

    • March 1, 1868 Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.

    • March 1, 1869 "Death - Alphonse MLP de Lamartine Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78"

    • March 1, 1869 Postage stamps showing scenes are first issued

    • March 1, 1870 "Death - Francisco S Lpez President of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43"

    • March 1, 1871 J Milton Turner named minister to Liberia

    • March 1, 1872 Yellowstone becomes world's first national park

    • March 1, 1872 Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.

    • March 1, 1873 "E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York start production of the first practical typewriter."

    • March 1, 1873 "Henry Comstock discovers the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, Nevada."

    • March 1, 1874 "Birthday - Jean de Merode [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Netherlands"

    • March 1, 1878 Birthday - Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont composer

    • March 1, 1879 Library of Hawaii founded

    • March 1, 1880 Birthday - Julian Myrick promoter of junior tennis

    • March 1, 1880 Birthday - Lytton Strachey biographer/critic (Benson Medal 1923)

    • March 1, 1882 "Birthday - Ida Moore Altoona KS, actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki)"

    • March 1, 1883 Birthday - Thomas Shelvin college footballer great (Yale)

    • March 1, 1883 Nicholas Flood Davin publishes the first issue of the Regina Leader

    • March 1, 1885 "Birthday - Lionel Atwill Croyden England, actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum)"

    • March 1, 1886 "Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham."

    • March 1, 1886 "Birthday - Oskar Kokoschka Russian/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)"

    • March 1, 1890 Birthday - Jan Duiker Dutch architect (Zonnestral)

    • March 1, 1890 The First US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published

    • March 1, 1892 "Birthday - Ryunosuke Akutagawa Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)"

    • March 1, 1892 "Death - Archibald Scott Scottish chemist, dies at 60"

    • March 1, 1893 "Birthday - Theo Frenkel actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy)"

    • March 1, 1893 "Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador"

    • March 1, 1894 UK hist Blackpool Tower opens

    • March 1, 1895 "Birthday - G B ""Duke"" Keats hockey hall of famer (elected 1958)"

    • March 1, 1896 "Battle of Adowa: an Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First ItaloEthiopian War."

    • March 1, 1896 "Battle of Adua: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians"

    • March 1, 1896 "Birthday - Dimitri Mitropoulos Athens Greece, conductor/composer"

    • March 1, 1896 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

    • March 1, 1898 Through service commences over the Intercolonial Railway between Halifax and Montreal. This is achieved through a series of leases and running rights agreements with the Grand trunk Railway.

    • March 1, 1899 "Death - Gyrgy earl Apponyi Hungarian MP, dies at 90"

    • March 1, 1900 Birthday - Donald Keith Falkner singer

    • March 1, 1901 "Death - Bernhard Erdmannsdrffer German historian (Mirabeau), dies at 68"

    • March 1, 1901 Naval and military forces of the States transferred to Commonwealth control

    • March 1, 1903 "Birthday - Leon Bismarck ""Bix"" Beiderbecke Iowa, jazz cornetist (In a Mist)"

    • March 1, 1904 Birthday - Glenn Miller bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood)

    • March 1, 1904 "Birthday - Paul Hartman San Francisco CA, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction)"

    • March 1, 1904 Glenn Miller a great bandleader was born

    • March 1, 1905 Birthday - Pol le Roy Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)

    • March 1, 1906 "Death - Jos M de Pereda y Snchez the Porra Spanish writer, dies at 73"

    • March 1, 1906 "Death - Moriz Heyne German germanist (German Wrterbuch), dies at 68"

    • March 1, 1907 "Birthday - Lois Moran Pittsburgh PA, actress (Mom-Waterfront)"

    • March 1, 1909 "Birthday - David Niven Kirriemuir Angus Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Eye of the Devil)"

    • March 1, 1909 Birthday - Richard de Guide composer

    • March 1, 1909 Birthday - Robert Selby Taylor bishop

    • March 1, 1909 "Birthday - Terrence De Marney London England, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo)"

    • March 1, 1910 3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range: 118 die; Worst snowslide in US history

    • March 1, 1911 Birthday - Harry Golombek chess grandmaster

    • March 1, 1911 "Death - Jacobus H van 't Hoff Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58"

    • March 1, 1912 Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.

    • March 1, 1912 "Isabella Goodwin, 1the first US woman detective, appointed, New York NY"

    • March 1, 1913 Birthday - Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim photographer/collector

    • March 1, 1913 Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)

    • March 1, 1913 "State law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, North Dakota"

    • March 1, 1914 Birthday - Archibald J Gumede South African ANC member/chairman (UDF)

    • March 1, 1914 "Birthday - Ralph Waldo Ellison US writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast)"

    • March 1, 1914 "Death - Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin composer, dies at 47"

    • March 1, 1914 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum

    • March 1, 1915 "Birthday - Johannes J ""Joop"" Klant Netherlands/South Africa economist (Madame Sans Gne)"

    • March 1, 1916 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic

    • March 1, 1917 "Birthday - Dinah Shore Winchester TN, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet)"

    • March 1, 1917 "Birthday - Robert Lowell poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean)"

    • March 1, 1917 Firt federal land bank chartered

    • March 1, 1917 IN Edmonton Alberta the Alberta Provincial Police Force is founded later duties are taken over by the RCMP in rural areas

    • March 1, 1917 U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.

    • March 1, 1918 "Birthday - Roger Delgado London, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June)"

    • March 1, 1918 "Death - Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren composer, dies at 64"

    • March 1, 1919 "Birthday - Lawrence Ferlinghetti US, beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind)"

    • March 1, 1919 Demonstrations for Korean independence from Japan begin

    • March 1, 1919 March 1st Movement begins in Korea.

    • March 1, 1920 "Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Admiral Horthy"

    • March 1, 1920 Birthday - Alfred Grant Goodman composer

    • March 1, 1920 Birthday - Harry Caray baseball announcer (Chicago Cubs)

    • March 1, 1920 "Birthday - Howard Nemerov US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist/critic (Blue Swallows)"

    • March 1, 1920 Death - Joseph Trumpeldor killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack

    • March 1, 1921 Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England

    • March 1, 1921 "Birthday - Jack Clayton Brighton East Sussex England, film director (Great Gatsby, Something Wicked This Way Comes)"

    • March 1, 1921 "Birthday - Richard Wilbur 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)"

    • March 1, 1921 "Birthday - Terrence ""Cardinal"" Cooke New York NY"

    • March 1, 1921 "Death - Nicholas Petrovic Njegos King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79"

    • March 1, 1921 Rwanda ceded to England

    • March 1, 1921 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia

    • March 1, 1922 Birthday - William M Gaines publisher (MAD Magazine)

    • March 1, 1922 "Birthday - Yitzak Rabin premier (Israel, 1992-95, Nobel 1994)"

    • March 1, 1923 Allies occupy Ruhrgebied; killing railroad striker

    • March 1, 1923 Birthday - Bonita Granville actress/producer (Perry Mason)

    • March 1, 1923 "Birthday - Duncan White Ceylon, 400 meter hurdler (Olympics-silver-1948)"

    • March 1, 1924 "Birthday - Donald ""Deke"" Kent Slayton Sparta WI, Major USAF/astronaut (Apollo 18)"

    • March 1, 1924 "Death - Louise-Marie Amlie princess of Belgium, dies at 66"

    • March 1, 1924 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted

    • March 1, 1925 "Birthday - Al Rosen Spartanburg SC, 3rd baseman (American League MVP 1953)/New York Yankee president"

    • March 1, 1925 "In the Charlevoix-Kamouraska area, Canada a 6.7 earthquake occured at local time 9:19:20 p.m. The earthquake was so strong that the shock was felt more than 1,000 kilometres from the epicentre"

    • March 1, 1926 "Birthday - Cesare Danova Rome Italy, actor (Garrison's Gorillas)"

    • March 1, 1926 Birthday - Pete Rozelle NFL commissioner (1960-89)

    • March 1, 1926 "Birthday - Robert Clary Paris France, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes)"

    • March 1, 1926 "Death - Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58"

    • March 1, 1927 Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank

    • March 1, 1927 "Birthday - Harry Belafonte Harlem New York NY, calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher)"

    • March 1, 1927 Birthday - Lusine Amara opera/concert singer

    • March 1, 1927 "Birthday - Robert Heron Bork judge, nominated for supreme court"

    • March 1, 1928 "Death - Albert Herbert Brewer composer, dies at 62"

    • March 1, 1928 "Death - Jacob Adolf Hagg composer, dies at 77"

    • March 1, 1928 "Paul Whiteman & his orchestraestra record ""Ol' Man River"" for Victor Records"

    • March 1, 1929 "Birthday - Sonny James singer (Young Love, Running Bear)"

    • March 1, 1930 Birthday - C D Gopinath cricketer (batted in 8 Tests for India in the 1950's)

    • March 1, 1930 Birthday - Pierre Max Dubois composer

    • March 1, 1930 "Birthday - Raymond St Jacques actor/director (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Mr Moses)"

    • March 1, 1930 "Death - Alos Walgrave Flemish writer/pastor (Peace on Earth), dies at 54"

    • March 1, 1932 Birthday - Jacques Leduc composer

    • March 1, 1932 "Death - Dino Campana Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46"

    • March 1, 1932 "The Bureau (FBI) initiated the international exchange of fingerprint data with friendly foreign governments. Due to the rise of tension in Europe, this program was halted in the late 1930's. It was not re-instituted until well after World War II."

    • March 1, 1932 "The infant son of Anne and Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped from their home near Hopewell, NJ."

    • March 1, 1932 "The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped."

    • March 1, 1933 "Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks"

    • March 1, 1933 Birthday - Istvan Lang composer

    • March 1, 1933 Birthday - Myrlie Evers politician/commissioner (Los Angeles Board of Public works)

    • March 1, 1934 "Birthday - Jim ""Ed"" Brown Sparkman AR, country singer (Nashville on the Road)"

    • March 1, 1934 "Birthday - Joan Hackett New York NY, actress (Will Penny, One Stone Pony)"

    • March 1, 1934 Birthday - Riet [M J J] Roosen-van Pelt Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)

    • March 1, 1934 Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang The of Manchuria

    • March 1, 1935 "Birthday - George Gnreux Canada, trap shooter (Olympics-gold-1952)"

    • March 1, 1935 Birthday - Judith Rossner author (Looking for Mr Goodbar)

    • March 1, 1935 "Birthday - Robert Conrad [Conrad R Falk] Chicago IL, actor (Wild Wild West, Baa Baa Black Sheep)"

    • March 1, 1936 "A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union."

    • March 1, 1936 Birthday - Camille E Baly St Maartens poet (Sonny)

    • March 1, 1936 Birthday - Jean-Edern Hallier writer

    • March 1, 1936 Birthday - Marion Farouk-Sluglett political scientist

    • March 1, 1936 Hoover Dam is completed.

    • March 1, 1937 "Birthday - Jed Allan Bronx NY, actor (Days of our Lives, C C-Santa Barbara)"

    • March 1, 1937 Governor Wouters innaugrates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles

    • March 1, 1937 The first permanent automobile license plates issued (Connecticut)

    • March 1, 1937 US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day

    • March 1, 1938 "Birthday - Michael J[oseph] Kurland US, sci-fi author (Infernal Device)"

    • March 1, 1938 "Death - Gabrielle d'Annunzio Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74"

    • March 1, 1939 Birthday - Leo Brouwer composer

    • March 1, 1939 Birthday - Warren Davis rocker (Monotones)

    • March 1, 1939 Clarence Decatur C. D. Howe 1886-1960 opens first Trans Canada Air Lines transcontinental passenger service from Montreal to Vancouver

    • March 1, 1940 "12th Academy Awards: ""Gone with the Wind"", Robert Donat & Vivien Leigh win"

    • March 1, 1940 Birthday - David Broome Show Jumper (world champion-1970)

    • March 1, 1940 "Birthday - Ralph Towner Chehalis WA, rocker (Oregon, Weather Report)"

    • March 1, 1940 "Death - Josef Swickard actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73"

    • March 1, 1940 "Richard Wright's novel ""Native Son"" is published"

    • March 1, 1941 """Captain America"" appears in a comic book"

    • March 1, 1941 "Birthday - Michael L Lampton Williamsport PA, astronaut (STS-45)"

    • March 1, 1941 German troops invade Bulgaria

    • March 1, 1941 Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp

    • March 1, 1941 "The first US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville TN"

    • March 1, 1941 "W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S.."

    • March 1, 1941 "World War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers."

    • March 1, 1942 "Birthday - Jerry Fischer rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)"

    • March 1, 1942 Birthday - Peter Guber producer (Flashdance)

    • March 1, 1942 Extermination begins at Sobibor.

    • March 1, 1942 "HMAS Perth, and USS Houston sunk by the Japanese in the Suda Strait, Indonesia"

    • March 1, 1942 "HMS EXETER sunk, East Indies, north west of Surabaya in Java Sea by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force."

    • March 1, 1942 Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews

    • March 1, 1942 Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia

    • March 1, 1943 "Birthday - Benjamin W Jipcho Mount Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Olympics-silver-1972)"

    • March 1, 1943 Birthday - Franz Hohler writer

    • March 1, 1943 "Birthday - Mauro Checcoli Italy, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-gold-1964)"

    • March 1, 1943 Birthday - Piet Veerman Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)

    • March 1, 1943 "Birthday - Wolfgang Scheidel German Democratic Republic, luge (Olympics-gold-1972)"

    • March 1, 1943 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided

    • March 1, 1943 The Canadian Women's Army Corps is founded as part of the Canadian forces; CWACs have full military titles and hold commissions.

    • March 1, 1944 "Birthday - Dirk Benedict Helena MT, actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica)"

    • March 1, 1944 "Birthday - John B Breaux (Representative-Democrat-LA, 1972-88)"

    • March 1, 1944 "Birthday - John Napier London, set designer (Royal Shakespeare Company)"

    • March 1, 1944 Birthday - Mike D'Abo rock vocalist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)

    • March 1, 1944 "Birthday - Roger Daltrey Hammersmith London England, rocker/actor/producer (The Who-Tommy)"

    • March 1, 1944 Birthday - Roger Daltrey rocker (The Who-Tommy)

    • March 1, 1944 Massive strikes in Northern Italian towns

    • March 1, 1944 U-358 sinks in Atlantic

    • March 1, 1945 "Birthday - Burning Spear [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer"

    • March 1, 1945 British 43rd Division under General Essame occupies Xanten

    • March 1, 1945 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi

    • March 1, 1945 FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

    • March 1, 1945 Fieldmarshal Kesselring succeeds von Rundstedt as commander

    • March 1, 1945 "Hitler orders the destruction of all Germany; it is unworthy of surviving him. His order mandates the destruction not only of military installations, but also of all stores, industries, and transportation and communication installations. Nothing is to fall into enemy hands."

    • March 1, 1945 "Major Frederick A. Tilston Cdn.(The Essex Scottish Regimetn) wins the Victoria Cross at Hochwald, Germany"

    • March 1, 1945 US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach

    • March 1, 1946 "Birthday - Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin] Santa Rosa CA, actress (Diamonds are Forever)"

    • March 1, 1946 "Birthday - Tony Ashton Blackburn England, rocker (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)"

    • March 1, 1946 "British Govt takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years"

    • March 1, 1946 "Operation Frostbite--USS Midway with elements of Air Group 74 on board, and accompanied by three destroyers, left Norfolk to conduct cold weather tests in Davis Strait. In the period 7-22 March, these units with World War II type aircraft and the newer F8F Bearcat, the combination prop and jet FR-1 Fireball, and the HNS-1 helicopter."

    • March 1, 1946 Panamá accepts its new constitution

    • March 1, 1947 "Birthday - Alan Thicke Kirkland Lake Ontario, actor/host (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains)"

    • March 1, 1947 "Death - J Boogaard Nazi collaborator, executed"

    • March 1, 1947 The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.

    • March 1, 1948 Birthday - Norman Connors singer (You Are My Starship)

    • March 1, 1949 Birthday - Sido Martens Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)

    • March 1, 1949 Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.

    • March 1, 1949 Ripley's Believe It Or Not! debuts on television

    • March 1, 1950 Birthday - Shahid Israr Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (in one Test vs New Zealand 1976)

    • March 1, 1950 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the Presidency of National China on Formosa

    • March 1, 1950 Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by giving them top secret atomic bomb data.

    • March 1, 1950 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)

    • March 1, 1950 USSR issues golden rubles

    • March 1, 1951 Birthday - Barbara DeAngelis talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show)

    • March 1, 1952 "Birthday - Alice Ritzman Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester International-5th)"

    • March 1, 1952 "Birthday - David Allen Barr Kelowna British Columbia, PGA golfer (Atlanta Golf Classic)"

    • March 1, 1952 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns

    • March 1, 1952 "Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain"

    • March 1, 1953 Birthday - Bandula Warnapura cricketer (1st Sri Lanka Test captain)

    • March 1, 1953 "Birthday - Ron Howard Duncan OK, actor/director (American Graffiti, Happy Days/Willow, Backdraft)"

    • March 1, 1953 "Death - Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard painter/lithographer/etcher, dies"

    • March 1, 1953 "Joseph Stalin collapses, having suffered a stroke. He dies four days later."

    • March 1, 1953 US removes embargo on Canadian livestock placed after outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in 1952

    • March 1, 1954 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 Representatives

    • March 1, 1954 "Birthday - Catherine Bach Warren OH, actress (Daisy Duke-Dukes of Hazzard)"

    • March 1, 1954 "Birthday - Janis Gill Torrance CA, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl)"

    • March 1, 1954 "Nuclear testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States."

    • March 1, 1954 "Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives. (See U.S. Capitol shooting incident (1954).)"

    • March 1, 1954 "Rebellion during visit of President Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die"

    • March 1, 1954 Ron Howard Emmy Award-winning producer was born

    • March 1, 1954 Ted Williams fractures collarbone in first game of spring training after flying 39 combat missions without injury in Korean War

    • March 1, 1954 US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll

    • March 1, 1955 Allen Fieldhouse at the University of Kansas hosts its first college basketball game.

    • March 1, 1955 "Birthday - Jimmy Fortune Newport News VA, singer (Statler Brothers-Class of '57)"

    • March 1, 1955 "Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48"

    • March 1, 1955 Pakistan vs India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw

    • March 1, 1956 Birthday - Balwinder Singh Sandhu cricketer (Sikh pace bowler 1983 World Cup)

    • March 1, 1956 "Birthday - Mark Todd UK, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)"

    • March 1, 1956 "Birthday - Timothy Daly New York NY, actor (Joe-Wings, Almost Grown, Diner, Made in Heaven)"

    • March 1, 1956 The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.

    • March 1, 1956 "UK hist Radiotelephony spelling alphabet introduced (Alpha, Bravo, etc)"

    • March 1, 1957 "Birthday - Jon Carroll Washington DC, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight)"

    • March 1, 1958 "Birthday - Nik Kershaw Bristol England, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)"

    • March 1, 1958 Birthday - Wayne B Phillips cricket wicket-keeper (Australia)

    • March 1, 1958 "Death - Giacomo Balla Italian painter, dies at 86"

    • March 1, 1958 "Gary Sobers 365 vs Pakistan, 614 minutes, 38 fours, best Cricket before Lara"

    • March 1, 1958 "Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia."

    • March 1, 1958 "Sobers completes 446 stand for 2nd wicket with Conrad Hunte, 260"

    • March 1, 1958 West Indies cricket declare at stumps score of 3-790 declare vs Pakistan

    • March 1, 1959 Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years

    • March 1, 1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament

    • March 1, 1960 "Birthday - Alicia Dibos Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)"

    • March 1, 1961 "Birthday - Davis Daniel Arlington Heights IL, country singer"

    • March 1, 1961 "Birthday - Mike Rozier NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)"

    • March 1, 1961 President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps

    • March 1, 1961 The Peace Corps is established by US President John F. Kennedy.

    • March 1, 1961 Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.

    • March 1, 1962 American Airlines 707 plunges nose first into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95

    • March 1, 1962 Birthday - Bill Leen rocker (Gin Blossoms)

    • March 1, 1962 "Birthday - Mark Gardner Los Angeles CA, pitcher (San Francisco Giants)"

    • March 1, 1962 "Death - Roscoe Ates actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies at 70"

    • March 1, 1962 K-Mart opens

    • March 1, 1962 Uganda became a self-governing country

    • March 1, 1962 US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada

    • March 1, 1963 "200,000 French mine workers strike"

    • March 1, 1963 Birthday - Arnold Oosterveer soccer player (SC Heerenveen)

    • March 1, 1963 "Birthday - Barb[ara] Marois Auburn MA, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)"

    • March 1, 1963 "Birthday - Magnus Svensson Leksand Sweden, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)"

    • March 1, 1963 "Birthday - Maurice Bnard [Mauricio Morales] San Francisco CA, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital, Nico Kelly-All My Children)"

    • March 1, 1963 "Birthday - Robert James Affuso Newburgh NY, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love)"

    • March 1, 1963 "Birthday - Ron Francis Sault Ste Marie Ontario, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins, Team Canada)"

    • March 1, 1963 "Birthday - Tony Castillo Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)"

    • March 1, 1964 "Birthday - Jennifer McCarter Sevierville TN, singer (McCarter-The Gift)"

    • March 1, 1964 "Death - Sergius Kagen composer, dies at 54"

    • March 1, 1965 Australia suspends champion swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-years for misconduct

    • March 1, 1965 Birthday - Les Miller defensive end (Carolina Panthers)

    • March 1, 1965 "Death - Boleslav Vomacka composer, dies at 77"

    • March 1, 1965 "Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)"

    • March 1, 1966 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria

    • March 1, 1966 Birthday - Clinton Gregory singer

    • March 1, 1966 "Birthday - John David Cullum actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)"

    • March 1, 1966 "Birthday - Luis Sojo Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)"

    • March 1, 1966 "Birthday - Steve Reed Los Angeles CA, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)"

    • March 1, 1966 Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan confirms the decision to change over to decimal coinage.

    • March 1, 1966 The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.

    • March 1, 1966 Venera 3 becomes first man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)

    • March 1, 1966 Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.

    • March 1, 1967 "Birthday - Aron Winter Surinamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)"

    • March 1, 1967 "Birthday - Tawnni Cable Salem OR, playmate (June 1989)"

    • March 1, 1967 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain

    • March 1, 1967 Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London

    • March 1, 1968 "Birthday - Dave Zuniga Worland WY, 136 lbs/greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-96)"

    • March 1, 1968 Birthday - Salil Ankola cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989)

    • March 1, 1968 Birthday - Sanjeeva Weerasinghe cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka vs India at 17)

    • March 1, 1968 Country music artists Johnny Cash and June Carter are married.

    • March 1, 1968 "Death - Georg von der Vring German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78"

    • March 1, 1968 "NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return great news!!"

    • March 1, 1968 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting

    • March 1, 1968 Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands

    • March 1, 1968 Singers Johnny Cash (36) & June Carter (38) wed

    • March 1, 1968 Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect

    • March 1, 1969 After 88 weeks Sergeant Pepper drops off the charts

    • March 1, 1969 Birthday - Azam Khan cricketer (Pakistan ODI batsman 1996)

    • March 1, 1969 "Birthday - Doug Creek Winchester VA, pitcher (San Francisco Giants)"

    • March 1, 1969 Birthday - Vincenzo Esposito NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)

    • March 1, 1969 "During a performance at Miami's Dinner Key Auditorium, Jim Morrison of the Doors is arrested for exposing himself during the show."

    • March 1, 1969 New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball

    • March 1, 1970 "Birthday - Lisa Eagen Harlan IA, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)"

    • March 1, 1970 Birthday - Ray Crittenden wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)

    • March 1, 1970 Birthday - Stuart Thompson Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)

    • March 1, 1970 "Charles Manson's album ""Lie"" is released"

    • March 1, 1970 "Death - Ed[uard] Hoornik Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59"

    • March 1, 1970 End of US commercial whale hunting

    • March 1, 1970 Kreisky's social-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election

    • March 1, 1970 White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain

    • March 1, 1971 A bomb explodes in a men's room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.

    • March 1, 1971 "Birthday - Allen Johnson Washington DC, long jumper/110 meter hurdler (Olympics-gold-96)"

    • March 1, 1971 Birthday - Andr Karnebeek soccer player (FC Twente)

    • March 1, 1971 "Birthday - Austin Robbins NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints)"

    • March 1, 1971 "Birthday - Shepherd Clark Atlanta GA, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champion)"

    • March 1, 1971 Birthday - Tim Prinsen CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

    • March 1, 1971 "Birthday - Tyler Hamilton Marblehead MA, cyclist (Olympics-96)"

    • March 1, 1971 Birthday - Zahoor Elahi cricketer (Pakistan opening batsman vs New Zealand 1996)

    • March 1, 1971 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington DC

    • March 1, 1971 "Pakistani President Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan."

    • March 1, 1972 "Birthday - Omar Daal Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montral Expos)"

    • March 1, 1972 Birthday - Profail Grier CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

    • March 1, 1972 "Death - Victor Babin composer, dies at 63"

    • March 1, 1972 The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani province.

    • March 1, 1972 "Wilt Chamberlain is the first NBA player to score 30,000 points"

    • March 1, 1973 Birthday - Chris Webber NBA forward (Washington Bullets/Wizards)

    • March 1, 1973 "Birthday - Igor Murin Trencin Czechoslovakia, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)"

    • March 1, 1973 "Black September terrorists storm the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan resulting in the Khartoum diplomatic assassinations."

    • March 1, 1973 Robyn Smith becomes first female jockey to win a major race

    • March 1, 1974 Birthday - Mark-Paul Gosselaar actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)

    • March 1, 1974 Birthday - Stephen Davis running back (Washington Redskins)

    • March 1, 1974 "Death - Jos de Haes Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53"

    • March 1, 1974 George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

    • March 1, 1974 Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership vs New Zealand cricket at Wellington

    • March 1, 1974 "Sikorsky's triple-turbine helicopter, the YCH-53E, largest and most powerful helicopter in the western world, made its first flight"

    • March 1, 1974 The BC Court of Appeals rules Indian child can be adopted by non-Indian parents without losing status

    • March 1, 1974 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 Presidential aides

    • March 1, 1974 Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

    • March 1, 1975 "17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win"

    • March 1, 1975 Birthday - Maria Jose Suarez Miss Spain-Universe (1996)

    • March 1, 1975 Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.

    • March 1, 1975 "Eagles' ""Best of My Love"" reaches #1"

    • March 1, 1976 Birthday - Maringo Vlijter soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

    • March 1, 1976 "Bradford Bishop bludgeons his mother, spouse and three children to death and is still at large."

    • March 1, 1976 "Death - Jean Martinon French conductor/composer, dies at 66"

    • March 1, 1976 The Alberta Government founds Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund with windfall oil royalties

    • March 1, 1977 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards

    • March 1, 1977 "Birthday - Rod White Sharon PA, archer (Olympics-gold-1996)"

    • March 1, 1977 US extends territorial waters to 200 miles

    • March 1, 1978 Charlie Chaplin's coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery.

    • March 1, 1979 "Death - Dolores Costello actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73"

    • March 1, 1979 "Death - Molla Mustafa Barzani Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75"

    • March 1, 1979 UK hist 32.5% of Scots vote in favour of devolution (40% needed) – Welsh vote overwhelmingly against

    • March 1, 1980 Birthday - Rose VBL Windsor daughter of English prince Richard

    • March 1, 1980 Birthday - Shahid Afridi cricketer (ton in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings)

    • March 1, 1980 "Death - John Jacob Niles composer, dies at 87"

    • March 1, 1980 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater

    • March 1, 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Blondie - Atomic

    • March 1, 1980 Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit MI

    • March 1, 1980 Snow falls in the sunshine state of Florida

    • March 1, 1980 Voyager 1 probe confirms that Janus (moon of Saturn) exists.

    • March 1, 1981 "Alberta cuts oil production to protest Ottawa's National Energy Policy the federal government replies by a compensation charge as Energy Minister Marc Lalonde matches Alberta cutbacks by a ""Lougheed Levy"" to subsidize imports"

    • March 1, 1981 "Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison (he dies)"

    • March 1, 1981 IRA member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at Northern Ireland's Maze Prison. (Sands died 65 days later.)

    • March 1, 1981 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic

    • March 1, 1982 5 die as ski lift malfunctions a Lúz-Ardiden in Pyrenees

    • March 1, 1982 5th Emmy Sports Awards presentation

    • March 1, 1982 New York Times raises its price from 25¢ to 30¢

    • March 1, 1982 "Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data"

    • March 1, 1983 Swatch introduces its first timepieces.

    • March 1, 1983 Tamara McKinney becomes first US woman skier to win the World Cup

    • March 1, 1983 "Tornado tears through Louisiana, injuring 33 people"

    • March 1, 1984 "Death - Jackie Coogan actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69"

    • March 1, 1984 NASA launches Landsat-D Prime (Landsat 5) to thematic map the Earth

    • March 1, 1985 "Death - Eugene List US concert pianist, dies at 66"

    • March 1, 1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

    • March 1, 1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter

    • March 1, 1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

    • March 1, 1988 "Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA"

    • March 1, 1988 "Death - Jean Le Poulain actor (The Gorillas), dies at 63"

    • March 1, 1988 "Death - Joe Besser comedian (3 Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80"

    • March 1, 1988 Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran

    • March 1, 1988 Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile

    • March 1, 1988 "Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist"

    • March 1, 1989 Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981

    • March 1, 1989 Comet du Toit at perihelion

    • March 1, 1989 "Death - Henk van Stipriaan Dutch radio host, dies at 64"

    • March 1, 1989 "Death - Josephine van Gasteren Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets), dies at 72"

    • March 1, 1989 Julianne Phillips & Bruce Springsteen divorce

    • March 1, 1989 The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

    • March 1, 1990 "Death - Claude Spaak Belgian dramatist, dies"

    • March 1, 1990 Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as President of Uruguay

    • March 1, 1990 "Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation."

    • March 1, 1991 "Death - Edwin H Land inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81"

    • March 1, 1991 "Death - Katharine Blake actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62"

    • March 1, 1991 "Death - Scott Huston composer, dies at 74"

    • March 1, 1991 US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens

    • March 1, 1992 Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Yugoslavia.

    • March 1, 1992 "Death - Maria Da French actress (Piges), dies at 73"

    • March 1, 1993 Authorities in Waco TX negotiate with Branch Davidians

    • March 1, 1993 "Death - Luis Kutner US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84"

    • March 1, 1993 "Death - Terry Frost actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86"

    • March 1, 1993 George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of New York Yankees

    • March 1, 1993 "New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks"

    • March 1, 1994 "36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton win"

    • March 1, 1994 "Death - Eliseo Diego Cuban poet, dies at 74"

    • March 1, 1994 "Death - Jacob ""Jimmy"" Herman Huizinga journalist/writer, dies at 75"

    • March 1, 1994 "Death - Manmohan Desai filmmaker, dies at 57"

    • March 1, 1994 "Death - Timothy Andrew James Souster composer Musician, dies at 51"

    • March 1, 1994 "Death - Walter Kent US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82"

    • March 1, 1994 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as President of Finland

    • March 1, 1994 Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution

    • March 1, 1995 "37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow"

    • March 1, 1995 Belgium ends military conscript

    • March 1, 1995 "Death - Edmund Boyd Fisher publisher, dies at 56"

    • March 1, 1995 "Death - Vladislav Listyev Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38"

    • March 1, 1995 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland

    • March 1, 1995 Julio María Sanguinetti sworn in as President of Uruguay

    • March 1, 1995 Part of Houston begins using new area code 261

    • March 1, 1995 Polish Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak resigns from parliament and is replaced by ex-communist Jzef Oleksy.

    • March 1, 1995 "Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns"

    • March 1, 1996 "Death - Margaret McKay politician, dies at 85"

    • March 1, 1996 New toll-free 888 area code introduced

    • March 1, 1996 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England

    • March 1, 1997 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV

    • March 1, 2000 Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.

    • March 1, 2000 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.

    • March 1, 2002 "The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 miles) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons)."

    • March 1, 2002 The Peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro ().

    • March 1, 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.

    • March 1, 2003 Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.

    • March 1, 2004 Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.

    • March 1, 2004 "Punycode adopted by the national registrars of Germany, Austria and Switzerland."

    • March 1, 2004 Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

    • March 1, 2005 Absinthe was officially re-legalized in Switzerland.

    • March 1, 2006 "English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station."

    • March 1, 2006 "Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the new debating chamber for the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff, a milestone in devolution."

    • March 1, 2006 "SEC shuts down 12dailypro.com scam, a $50 million PONZI scheme. Thanks to StormPay, sucker investors may get some of their money back."

    • March 1, 2006 Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.

    • March 1, 2006 "The first confirmed case of H5N1 bird flu virus in Switzerland, a dead swan on Lake Geneva, near the city of Geneva."

    • March 1, 2006 UK hist Welsh Assembly Building opened by the Queen

    • March 1, 2007 """Squatters"" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots."

    • March 1, 2007 171 Swiss soldiers inadvertently invade Liechtenstein.

    • March 1, 2007 "Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama."







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