On This Day in History - March 1
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|What Happened On This Day In History - March 1|
1565 March 1
The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.
1628 March 1
Writs issued in February by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
1642 March 1
Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States.
1692 March 1
Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.
1700 March 1
Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1753.
1776 March 1
French minister Charles Gravier advises his Spanish counterpart to support the American rebels against the English.
1780 March 1
Pennsylvania becomes the first U.S. state to abolish slavery.
1790 March 1
The first United States census is authorized.
1803 March 1
Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
1811 March 1
Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
1815 March 1
Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
1847 March 1
The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.
1872 March 1
Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.
1873 March 1
E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1886 March 1
The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
1893 March 1
Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
1901 March 1
The Australian Army was formed.
1912 March 1
Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
1914 March 1
The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
1917 March 1
The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
1919 March 1
March 1st Movement begins in Korea.
1932 March 1
The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
1936 March 1
Construction of the Hoover Dam was completed. Construction had began in 1931 and was actually scheduled to be completed in 1938.
1941 March 1
W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S..
1947 March 1
The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
1950 March 1
Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.
1956 March 1
Formation of the National People s Army
1961 March 1
Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
1962 March 1
American Airlines Flight 1 crashes on take off in New York.
1966 March 1
Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planets surface.
1968 March 1
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is replaced by Clark Clifford.
1969 March 1
Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball.
1974 March 1
Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
1978 March 1
Charlie Chaplin's body was stolen from the Swiss cemetery it was buried at. The theft was part of a plot to extort money from Chaplin's family, which failed and the culprits were apprehended.
1983 March 1
The first Swatch watches were introduced to the public.
1985 March 1
The Pentagon accepts the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a "nuclear winter."
1989 March 1
The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
1990 March 1
Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
1992 March 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1995 March 1
Yahoo! is incorporated.
2000 March 1
The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
2002 March 1
The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 mi) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (8.5 tons).
2003 March 1
Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
2005 March 1
US Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in "national standards,".
2006 March 1
English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
2007 March 1
"Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.