On This Day

On This Day in History for March 1 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 214

  • 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 General Hubert Essame occupies Xanten
  • 1945 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi

Conference of InterestYalta Conference

1945 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces success of Yalta Conference

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Conference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin
Conference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin
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  • 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 Pasha resigns
  • 1952 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain

  • 1954 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 members
  • 1954 Rebellion in Egypt during visit of president Naguib to Khartoum, Sudan, 30 die

USACastle Bravo Nuclear Test

1954 US explodes Castle Bravo, a 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll, which accidentally became the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US

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The explosion from Castle Bravo over Bikini Atoll in 1954
The explosion from Castle Bravo over Bikini Atoll in 1954
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  • 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 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 Corps

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 American Airlines 707 plunges nose first into Jamaica Bay, NY, killing 95
  • 1962 Kresge Corporation openes the first Kmart store in Garden City, Michigan
  • 1962 US and British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
  • 1963 200,000 French mine workers strike
  • 1965 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex in 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 Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast

Music releaseAlbum Release

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
  • 1971 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • 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 them is Bobby Sands
  • 1982 Ski lift malfunctions at Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees, kills five people
  • 1982 NY Times raises its price from 25 cents to 30 cents

  • 1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
  • 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 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
  • 1993 Authorities near Waco, Texas, negotiate (unsuccessfully) 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 as US special operations forces infiltrate the Shahi-Kot Valley 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.

MurderMurder of Interest

2004 Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
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
  • 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 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
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

Birthdays in History

  • 1980 Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard

Weddings in History

Deaths in History