Thursday, March 1, 2012

1st of March

It is the 60th day of the year, with only 305 days remaining until the new year.  It is also the beginning of the third month of the year.

752 BC - Romulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women.

1692 AD - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are brought before local magistrate in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning the Salem witch trials.

1781 - The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.

1790 - The first United States Census is authorized.

1803 - Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.

1845 - President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.

1847 - The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.

1867 - Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state.

1872 - Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.

1873 - E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.

1893 - Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.

1896 - Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

1912 - Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.

1917 - The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmerman Telegram to the public.

1932 - Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, the son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped.

1936 - The Hoover Dam is completed.

1941 - W47NV, now known as WSM-Fm begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the United States.

1950 - Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.

1953 - Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses.  He will die four days later.

1961 - President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.

1974 - Seven people are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

1995 - Yahoo! is incorporated.

2006 - The English-language Wikipedia, reaches its one millionth article, written about the Jordanhill railway station.

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