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March 1st, 2007 (March 01 2007)EventTornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
March 1st, 2007 (March 01 2007)Event"Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
March 1st, 2006 (March 01 2006)EventTarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.
March 1st, 2006 (March 01 2006)EventEnglish-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
March 1st, 2004 (March 01 2004)EventTerry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
March 1st, 2004 (March 01 2004)EventMohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
March 1st, 2003 (March 01 2003)EventManagement of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
March 1st, 2002 (March 01 2002)EventU.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
March 1st, 2002 (March 01 2002)EventThe 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).
March 1st, 2002 (March 01 2002)EventThe peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (?).
March 1st, 2000 (March 01 2000)EventThe Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
March 1st, 2000 (March 01 2000)EventHans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.Hans Blix Quotes
March 1st, 1995 (March 01 1995)EventPolish Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak resigns from parliament and is replaced by ex-communist Jozef Oleksy.
March 1st, 1992 (March 01 1992)EventBosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Yugoslavia.
March 1st, 1990 (March 01 1990)EventSteve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
March 1st, 1989 (March 01 1989)EventThe United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
March 1st, 1986 (March 01 1986)EventLucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters in Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus.Lucius Cornelius Sulla Quotes
March 1st, 1980 (March 01 1980)EventVoyager 1 probe confirms that Janus (moon of Saturn) exists.
March 1st, 1975 (March 01 1975)EventColour television transmissions begin in Australia.
March 1st, 1974 (March 01 1974)EventWatergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
March 1st, 1973 (March 01 1973)EventBlack September terrorists storm the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan resulting in the 1973 Khartoum diplomatic assassinations.
March 1st, 1972 (March 01 1972)EventThe Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani province.
March 1st, 1971 (March 01 1971)EventA bomb explodes in a men s room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.
March 1st, 1971 (March 01 1971)EventPakistani President Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
March 1st, 1966 (March 01 1966)EventVenera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet s surface.
March 1st, 1966 (March 01 1966)EventThe Ba ath Party takes power in Syria.
March 1st, 1962 (March 01 1962)EventAmerican Airlines Flight 1 crashes on take off in New York.
March 1st, 1961 (March 01 1961)EventPresident of the United States John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.John F. Kennedy Quotes
March 1st, 1961 (March 01 1961)EventUganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
March 1st, 1958 (March 01 1958)EventSamuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.
March 1st, 1958 (March 01 1958)EventTurkish passenger ship Uskudar capsized and sank at Izmit Bay, Kocaeli, Turkey, killing at least 300.
March 1st, 1956 (March 01 1956)EventThe International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
March 1st, 1956 (March 01 1956)Eventformation of the National People s Army
March 1st, 1954 (March 01 1954)EventNuclear testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.
March 1st, 1954 (March 01 1954)EventPuerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives. (See U.S. Capitol shooting incident (1954).)
March 1st, 1953 (March 01 1953)EventJoseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.Joseph Stalin Quotes
March 1st, 1950 (March 01 1950)EventCold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.
March 1st, 1949 (March 01 1949)EventIndonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.
March 1st, 1947 (March 01 1947)EventThe International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
March 1st, 1946 (March 01 1946)EventThe Bank of England is nationalised.
March 1st, 1943 (March 01 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of Bismarck Sea begins.
March 1st, 1941 (March 01 1941)EventWorld War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.
March 1st, 1941 (March 01 1941)EventW47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S..
March 1st, 1939 (March 01 1939)EventJapanese Imperial Army ammunition dump exploded at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.
March 1st, 1936 (March 01 1936)EventThe Hoover Dam is completed.
March 1st, 1936 (March 01 1936)EventA 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.
March 1st, 1932 (March 01 1932)EventThe son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
March 1st, 1919 (March 01 1919)EventMarch 1st Movement begins in Korea.
March 1st, 1917 (March 01 1917)EventU.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
March 1st, 1914 (March 01 1914)EventThe Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
March 1st, 1912 (March 01 1912)EventAlbert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
March 1st, 1896 (March 01 1896)EventBattle of Adowa: an Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo-Ethiopian War.
March 1st, 1896 (March 01 1896)EventHenri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
March 1st, 1886 (March 01 1886)EventThe Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
March 1st, 1878 (March 01 1878)EventFirst winter ascent of Aneto
March 1st, 1873 (March 01 1873)EventE. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
March 1st, 1872 (March 01 1872)EventYellowstone National Park is established as the world s first national park.
March 1st, 1867 (March 01 1867)EventNebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.
March 1st, 1854 (March 01 1854)EventGerman psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
March 1st, 1852 (March 01 1852)EventArchibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
March 1st, 1847 (March 01 1847)EventThe state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.
March 1st, 1845 (March 01 1845)EventPresident John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.John Tyler Quotes
March 1st, 1840 (March 01 1840)EventAdolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.
March 1st, 1836 (March 01 1836)EventA Convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
March 1st, 1815 (March 01 1815)EventNapoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
March 1st, 1811 (March 01 1811)EventLeaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.Muhammad Ali Quotes
March 1st, 1805 (March 01 1805)EventJustice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.
March 1st, 1803 (March 01 1803)EventOhio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
March 1st, 1790 (March 01 1790)EventThe first United States census is authorized.
March 1st, 1781 (March 01 1781)EventThe Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
March 1st, 1700 (March 01 1700)EventSweden 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. Julian Quotes
March 1st, 1692 (March 01 1692)EventSarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.
March 1st, 1642 (March 01 1642)EventGeorgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine) becomes the first incorporated city in the USA.
March 1st, 1633 (March 01 1633)EventSamuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.Cardinal Richelieu Quotes
March 1st, 1628 (March 01 1628)EventWrits 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.
March 1st, 1593 (March 01 1593)EventThe Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
March 1st, 1565 (March 01 1565)EventThe city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.
March 1st, 1562 (March 01 1562)EventOver 1,000 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
March 1st, 1457 (March 01 1457)EventThe Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderlandied in It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
March 1st, 0317 (March 01 0317)EventCrispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares
March 1st, 0293 (March 01 0293)EventRoman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesares, thus beginning the Tetrarchy.
March 1st, 0286 (March 01 0286)EventRoman Emperor Diocletian raises Maximian to the rank of Caesar.

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