March 1 Events in History - March 1 Birthdays - March 1 Deaths



2013 According to a report released by the U.S. Treasury Department, in June 2012 Japan surpassed China as the leading foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities
2013 The U.S. Army robot, BigDog from Boston Dynamics, is upgraded to include arm that can manipulate nearby objects with great force; it is able to hurl a cinderblock 15 feet
2012 The Euro zone experiences the highest unemployment level in its history: 10.7 per cent
2012 After losing power three days ago due to an engine room fire, the Costa Allegra cruise ship arrives at the Seychelles
2011 New Zealand honors victims of the 2011 Canterbury earthquake with two minutes of silence; 154 persons died, and the death toll is expected to reach 240
2011 Archeologists working off the coast of Panama recover six cannons from ships owned by Welsh privateer Henry Morgan
2010 Ejup Ganic, former President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is stopped while trying to escape war crime charges, at London Heathrow airport
2005 The Supreme Court rules the death penalty unconstitutional for people who committed crimes before age 18
1998 "Art," opens at Royale Theater New York City
1998 Australian Ladies Masters Golf
1997 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert," opens at Lyceum Theater New York City
1997 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
1996 Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory
1996 New toll-free 888 area code introduced
1995 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow
1995 Belgium ends military conscript
1995 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
1995 Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
1995 Part of Houston begins using new area code 261
1995 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns
1994 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins
1994 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
1994 Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
1993 George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of New York Yankees
1993 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
1992 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco New York City after 41 performances
1992 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 45 performances
1992 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
1992 Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle U.S. record (54.48 seconds)
1991 U.S. Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
1990 Benin nullifies its constitution
1990 Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
1989 Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
1989 Comet du Toit at perihelion
1989 Julianne Philips and Bruce Springsteen divorce
1988 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
1988 Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
1988 Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile
1988 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
1985 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1984 Landsat 5 and ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R. #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear and #5943 Lovi
1983 Tamara McKinney becomes 1st U.S. woman skier to win the World Cup
1983 Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people
1982 5 dies as ski lift malfunctions a Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees
1982 5th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1982 New York Times raises it's price from 25 cents to 30 cents
1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
1981 "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 767 performances
1981 Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison
1981 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1980 CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established
1980 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
1980 Patti Smith and MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
1980 Snow falls in Florida
1979 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 557 performances
1978 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 243 performances
1978 Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1977 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards
1977 U.S. extends territorial waters to 200 miles
1975 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
1975 Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
1974 George Harrison announces his concert tour of U.S. in November
1974 Ian and Greg Chappell make 264 partnership vs. New Zealand cricket at Wellington
1974 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
1973 Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
1973 Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
1972 Club of Rome publishes report "Boundaries on the Growth"
1972 David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones," premieres in New York City
1972 KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
1972 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points
1971 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington D.C.
1971 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
1970 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater
1970 Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
1970 Kreisky's soc-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
1970 White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
1969 "Red, White, and Maddox" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 41 performances
1969 After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts
1969 Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium
1969 New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires
1968 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
1968 Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
1968 Singers Johnny Cash (36) and June Carter (38) wed
1968 Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect
1967 Dominica and St. Lucia gain independence from Britain
1967 House of Representatives expels Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (307 to 116)
1967 Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London
1967 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast
1966 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
1966 Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
1965 Australia suspends champ swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct
1965 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
1965 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 200,000 French mine workers strike
1962 American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay New York killing 95
1962 K-Mart opens
1962 U.S. / British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
1962 Uganda became a self-governing country
1961 Cellist Jacqueline du President debut in Wigmore Hall
1961 President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
1959 Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years
1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament
1958 Gary Sobers 365* vs. Pak, 614 min, 38 fours, best Cricket before Lara
1958 Sobers completes 446 stand for 2nd wicket with Conrad Hunte, 260
1958 West Indies cricket declare at stumps score of 3-790 decl vs. Pakistan
1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden New York City for 123 performances
1957 KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
1955 Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
1955 KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 Pakistan vs. India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw
1954 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in U.S. House of Representatives injuring 5 representatives
1954 Rebellion during visit of President Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die
1954 U.S. explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll
1954 Ted Williams fractures collarbone in 1st game of spring training after flying 39 combat missions without injury in Korean War
1953 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1953 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
1953 WJZ-AM in New York City becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
1953 WTAJ TV channel 10 in Altoona, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
1952 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
1950 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Formosa
1950 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
1950 U.S.S.R. issues golden rubles
1949 Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ
1949 The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals
1947 International Monetary Fund begins operation
1946 British Government takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years
1946 Panama accepts its new constitution
1945 British 43rd Division under General Essame occupies Xanten
1945 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt announces success of Yalta Conference
1945 Field Marshal Kesselring succeeds von Rundstedt as commander
1945 U.S. infantry regiment captures Monchengladbach
1944 Massive strikes in Northern Italian towns
1944 U-358 sinks in Atlantic
1943 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
1942 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, U.S. suffers a major naval defeat
1942 Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough
1942 J. Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3," premieres in Chicago
1942 Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java
1942 Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews
1942 Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
1941 "Captain America" appears in a comic book
1941 1st U.S. commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tennessee
1941 Elmer Layden becomes 1st NFL commissioner
1941 German troops invade Bulgaria
1941 Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
1940 12th Academy Awards 'Gone with the Wind', Robert Donat and Vovoem Leigh win
1940 Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published
1937 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Connecticut)
1937 Governer Wouters inaugurates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles
1937 U.S. Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day
1934 Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
1934 Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1933 Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
1932 Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (20 months), kidnapped in New Jersey
1928 Paul Whiteman and orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records
1927 Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank
1924 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
1923 Allies occupy Ruhrgebied: killing railroad striker
1921 Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England
1921 Rwanda ceded to England
1921 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia
1920 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
1919 Demonstrations for Korean independence from Japan begin
1917 1st federal land bank chartered
1916 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
1914 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
1913 1st state law requiring bonding of officers and state employees, ND
1913 Federal income tax takes effect, 16th amendment
1912 Albert Berry makes 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 Isabella Goodwin, 1st U.S. woman detective, appointed, New York City
1910 3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range. 118 die. Worst snow slide in U.S. history
1909 1st U.S. university school of nursing established, University of Minnesota
1904 England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead vs. Australia
1896 Battle of Adua: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians
1893 Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the U.S. rank of ambassador
1890 1st U.S. edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
1879 Library of Hawaii founded
1876 Guernsey Cattle Club forms in Farmington, Connecticut
1875 Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Court, 1883
1872 Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
1871 J Milton Turner named minister to Liberia
1869 Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
1867 Howard University, Washington D.C., chartered
1867 Most of Nebraska becomes 37th U.S. state (expanded later)
1866 Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
1864 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
1864 Rebecca Lee (U.S.) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
1859 Present seal of San Francisco adopted (its 2nd)
1854 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor and is never seen again
1847 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
1845 President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas
1815 Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law
1811 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
1811 French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
1809 Embargo Act of 1807 repealed and Non-Intercourse Act signed
1803 Ohio becomes 17th state
1796 1st National Meeting in the Hague
1792 U.S. Presidential Succession Act passed
1790 1st U.S. census authorized
1785 Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized
1784 E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain
1781 Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
1780 Pennsylvania becomes 1st U.S. state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
1711 "The Spectator" begins publishing (London)
1692 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem, Massachusetts)
1642 Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city
1634 Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
1591 Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV
1587 English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
1565 Spanish occupier Estacio de Sa founds Rio de Janeiro
1562 Blood bath at Vassy: General de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
1434 Jacoba of Bavaria marries Frank van Borselen
1420 Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the hussieten
1382 French Maillotin uprises against taxes
1260 Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus
918 Balderik becomes bishop of Utrecht
743 Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
705 John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
492 St. Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
492 St. Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope











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