Events in History on March 1

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  • 752 BC Romulus, first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following the Rape of the Sabine Women.
  • 86 BC Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus.
  • 293 Roman emperor Maximianus introduces tetrarchy

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317 Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 492 St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 492 St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 705 John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 743 Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
  • 918 Balderik becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 1260 Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus
  • 1382 Maillotin uprising against taxes in France
  • 1420 Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the Hussite protestants
  • 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.
  • 1562 Blood bath at Vassy: Gen de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
  • 1565 Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1587 Puritan English parliamentary leader Sir Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
  • 1591 Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French King Henri IV
  • 1593 The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.

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

King Charles I
Charles I

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1633 Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1634 Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
  • 1642 Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city
  • 1692 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussets
  • 1711 "The Spectator" begins publishing (London)
  • 1780 Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
  • 1781 Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
  • 1784 E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain
  • 1785 Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized
  • 1790 1st US census authorized
  • 1792 US Presidential Succession Act passed
  • 1796 1st National Meeting in the Hague
  • 1803 Ohio becomes 17th state of the Union
  • 1809 Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed
  • 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
  • 1815 Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law
  • 1840 Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.

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1845 US President John Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • 1847 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
  • 1852 Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  • 1854 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbour with apprpx 480 passengers and crew; she was never seen again
  • 1854 German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
  • 1859 Present seal of SF adopted (its 2nd)
  • 1864 Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
  • 1866 Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
  • 1867 Howard University, Washington, D.C., chartered
  • 1867 Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
  • 1869 Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
  • 1871 J Milton Turner named US minister to Liberia
  • 1872 Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
  • 1873 E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
  • 1875 US Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
  • 1876 Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)
  • 1878 First winter ascent of Aneto
  • 1879 Library of Hawaii founded
  • 1886 The Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
  • 1890 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
  • 1893 Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
  • 1896 Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia

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1896 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • 1909 1st US university school of nursing established, Univ of Minn
  • 1910 118 die when three passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range by the worst snow slide in US history
  • 1912 U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry performs 1st (attached-type) parachute jump from an airplane
  • 1912 Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, NYC
  • 1913 1st state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND
  • 1913 US federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
  • 1914 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
  • 1914 The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • 1916 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
  • 1917 1st federal land bank chartered in USA
  • 1917 U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
  • 1919 The March 1st, or Samil Movement, begins in Korea: it is a demonstration of resistance to Japanese occupation
  • 1920 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
  • 1920 Buriat ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
  • 1920 Nikolaus Horthy is elected Regent of Hungary, which has adopted a constitution on 28 February
  • 1921 Rwanda ceded to Great Britain
  • 1921 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
  • 1923 Allies occupy Ruhrgebied: killing railroad striker
  • 1924 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
  • 1927 Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank

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1932 Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12

  • 1932 12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.

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1932 The 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh is kidnapped from their home in East Amwell, New Jersey in what became known as the "Lindbergh kidnapping"

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1933 Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
  • 1934 Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
  • 1936 Boulder (Hoover) Dam fully completed

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1936 The Hoover Dam is completed.

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 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.
  • 1937 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Ct)
  • 1937 Gov Wouters innaugrates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles
  • 1937 US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day
  • 1939 Japanese Imperial Army ammunition dump exploded at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.
  • 1940 Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published
  • 1941 Captain America first appears in comic book form, published by Timely Comics
  • 1941 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn
  • 1941 German troops invade Bulgaria
  • 1941 Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 1942 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
  • 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
  • 1943 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
  • 1944 Massive strikes in northern Italian towns
  • 1944 U-358 sinks in Atlantic
  • 1945 British 43rd Division under Gen Hubert Essame occupies Xanten
  • 1945 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
  • 1945 US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach
  • 1946 British government nationalises and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
  • 1946 Panama accepts its new constitution
  • 1947 International Monetary Fund begins operation
  • 1949 Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.

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1950 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Taiwan

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1950 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
  • 1950 USSR issues golden roubles
  • 1952 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
  • 1952 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain

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1953 Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1954 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 members
  • 1954 Rebellion during visit of pres Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die
  • 1954 US explodes Castle Bravo, 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll - most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US
  • 1955 Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
  • 1956 The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • 1957 Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
  • 1958 Sobers completes 446 stand for 2nd wicket with Conrad Hunte, 260
  • 1958 Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.
  • 1959 Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years

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1961 US President JFK establishes the Peace Corp

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
  • 1962 Kresge Corporation openes the first Kmart store in Garden City, Michigan
  • 1962 US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
  • 1963 200,000 French mine workers strike
  • 1965 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
  • 1966 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
  • 1966 Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
  • 1967 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
  • 1967 US House of Representatives expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116)
  • 1967 Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's South Bank Centre opens
  • 1968 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
  • 1968 Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
  • 1968 Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect
  • 1969 After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts
  • 1969 Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast

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1970 Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 1970 End of US commercial whale hunting
  • 1970 Kreisky's social democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
  • 1970 White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
  • 1971 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Wash DC
  • 1971 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
  • 1972 Club of Rome publishes report "Boundaries on the Growth"
  • 1972 David Rabe's "Sticks & Bones" premieres in NYC
  • 1972 Two Catholic teenagers shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary while 'joy riding' in a stolen car in Belfast
  • 1974 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
  • 1977 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for its credit cards
  • 1977 US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
  • 1980 Commonwealth Trade Union Council established
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
  • 1988 Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
  • 1988 Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile
  • 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 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
  • 1994 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
  • 1994 Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
  • 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
  • 1996 New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
  • 1996 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
  • 1997 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
  • 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.
  • 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.