Historical Events on March 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 284 of 284

  • 1977 US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
  • 1978 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances

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1978 Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1979 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • 1980 Commonwealth Trade Union Council established
  • 1980 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
  • 1980 Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
  • 1980 Snow falls in Florida
  • 1980 The US enacts the Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act as part of a compromise between the Carter Administration and the Congress over the decontrol of crude oil prices
  • 1980 27th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Maryland, 73-72
  • 1980 21st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: LSU beats Kentucky, 80-78

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1981 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC for 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1981 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • 1981 Republican prisoners in the Maze began a second hunger strike; among the prisoners is Bobby Sands
  • 1982 5 dies as ski lift malfunctions at Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees
  • 1982 NY Times raises its price from 25 cents to 30 cents
  • 1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
  • 1983 Tamara McKinney becomes 1st US woman skier to win the World Cup
  • 1983 Tornado tears through Los Angeles, injuring 33 people
  • 1984 Landsat 5 & ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi

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1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1985 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
  • 1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • 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

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1989 Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
  • 1989 Comet du Toit at perihelion
  • 1989 The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1990 Benin nullifies its constitution
  • 1990 Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
  • 1990 Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1991 US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
  • 1992 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • 1992 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1992 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
  • 1992 Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
  • 1993 Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
  • 1993 George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
  • 1993 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
  • 1995 Belgium ends military conscription
  • 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 281
  • 1995 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns

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1996 Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 1996 New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
  • 1996 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
  • 1997 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • 1997 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
  • 1998 "Art" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • 2000 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • 2000 Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • 2002 The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).
  • 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
  • 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).
  • 2003 Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2003 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • 2004 Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
  • 2004 Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
  • 2006 Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.
  • 2006 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • 2006 Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium
  • 2007 Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
  • 2007 "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
  • 2011 Tomb of a 700 year old female mummy, discovered by road workers, opened in Taizhou, Jiangsu, China
  • 2012 Euro zone unemployment reaches historical high of 10.7%
  • 2013 The 2013 US budget sequestration comes into effect
  • 2013 14 people are killed in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian government and rebel forces
  • 2014 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: Movie 43 wins
  • 2014 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China

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2014 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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2016 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
  • 2016 Two Guatemalan military officers are convicted of sexual slavery during country's civil war - first ever prosecution of sexual slavery during an armed conflict
  • 2016 Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 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 and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2016 South Korean opposition MPs set a world record for longest filibuster - 9 days (192 hours) trying to block anti-terror bill