On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 2016

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications"
  • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred sends a strong message on the issue of domestic violence; issues a 30-game suspension to NY Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman
  • 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

Election of Interest

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


Famous Deaths

  • Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, dies at 76
  • Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], English actor & screenwriter (Coronation Street), dies at 79
2016 Highlights

About March 1, 2016

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces