What Happened on March 1, 2016

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Forbes Richest List released, Bill Gates No. 1 with $75 billion, number of world's billionaires shrinks to 1,810

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications"
  • South Korean opposition MPs set a world record for longest filibuster - 9 days (192 hours) trying to block anti-terror bill
  • Two Guatemalan military officers are convicted of sexual slavery during country's civil war - first ever prosecution of sexual slavery during an armed conflict

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

US primary elections: Super Tuesday - both Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton win seven state races each

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
Businessman, TV Personality and Politician Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and Politician
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, dies at 76
  • Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), dies at 79