On this day.... March 1

Heart drawn on peanut butter in glass jar

MARCH 1ST

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER LOVER’S DAY
  • TODAY IS MINNESOTA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PIG DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FRUIT COMPOTE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
  • GLENN MILLER (1904-1944)
  • RALPH WALDO ELLISON (1914-1994)
  • DINAH SHORE (1916-1994)
  • YITZHAK RABIN (1922-1995)
  • HARRY BELAFONTE (1927, 91)
  • ROGER DALTRY (1944, 74)
  • ALAN THICKE (1947-2016)
  • RON HOWARD (1954, 64)
  • TIM DALY (1956, 62)
  • MARK PAUL GOSSELAAR (1974, 44)
  • JENSEN ACKLES (1978, 40)
  • LUPITA NYONG’O (1983, 35)
  • KESHA (1987, 31)
  • JUSTIN BIEBER (1994, 24)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1692, THE FIRST SALEM WITCH TRIAL OF SARAH GOOD AND HER SLAVE ENDS IN HER BEING SENT TO JAIL. THEY ARE BOTH LATER HANGED.
  • IN 1778, JOSHUA SPOONER IS MURDERED BY THREE MEN. THE FOLLOWING JULY, HIS WIFE BATHSHEBA BECOMES THE FIRST WOMAN EXECUTED FOR HER ROLE IN HIS DEATH
  • IN 1780, PENNSYLVANIA BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO ABOLISH SLAVERY
  • IN 1781, MARYLAND IS THE 13TH AND FINAL COLONY TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CONTINENTIAL CONGRESS RATIFIES THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
  • IN 1788, EAST TENNESSE, WHICH HAD ATTEMPTED TO BREAK AWAY AND CREATE ITS OWN STATE “FRANKLIN”, GIVES UP AND OFFICIALLY REJOINS THE REST OF TENNESSEE
  • IN 1790, THE FIRST UNITED STATES CENSUS BEGINS
  • IN 1803, OHIO BECOMES THE 17TH US STATE
  • IN 1845, PRESIDENT TYLER SIGNS THE LAW TO ANNEX THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
  • IN 1847, MICHIGAN IS THE FIRST STATE TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY, EXCEPT IN CASES OF TREASON
  • IN 1867, WASHINGTON DC CHARTERS HOWARD UNIVERSITY
  • IN 1867, NEBRASKA BECOMES THE 37TH US STATE
  • IN 1872, YELLOWSTONE BECOMES THE FIRST OFFICIAL NATIONAL PARK IN THE WORLD
  • IN 1873, REMINGTON AND SONS CO. BEGINS MASS PRODUCING THE FIRST TYPEWRITER
  • IN 1875, CONGRESS PASSES THE FIRST US CIVIL RIGHTS ACT. IT WOULD BE STRUCK DOWN BY THE SUPREME COURT EIGHT YEARS LATER
  • IN 1890, “STUDY IN SCARLET”, THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SERIES, IS RELEASED
  • IN 1896, HENRI BECQUEREL DISCOVERS RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
  • IN 1910, 118 PEOPLE ARE KILLED WHEN A THREE TRAINS ARE DESTROYED IN AN AVALANCHE IN THE CASCADE MOUNTAIN RANGE IN WASHINGTON
  • IN 1912, CAPTAIN ALBERT BERRY OF THE U.S. ARMY IS THE FIRST MAN TO JUMP FROM AN AIRPLANE WITH A PARACHUTE
  • IN 1916, GERMANY BEGINS ATTACKING SHIPS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • IN 1919, 19 YEAR OLD GLORIA SWANSON DIVORCES HER HUSBAND OF TWO YEARS
  • IN 1927, THE BANK OF ITALY BECOMES THE AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK. IT WOULD LATER CHANGE ITS NAME AGAIN TO BANK OF AMERICA
  • IN 1928, PAUL WHITEMAN RELEASES “OLD MAN RIVER”
  • IN 1932, THE ALMOST TWO YEAR OLD SON OF CHARLES AND ANNE LINDBERGH IS KIDNAPPED. HE WOULD BE FOUND DEAD TWO MONTHS LATER.
  • IN 1936, THE BOULDER (HOOVER) DAM IS COMPLETED
  • IN 1937, CONNECTICUT IS THE FIRST STATE TO REQUIRE PERMANENT LICENSE PLATES
  • IN 1940, RICHARD WRIGHT PUBLISHES “NATIVE SON”
  • IN 1941, CAPTAIN AMERICA APPEARS IN HIS FIRST COMIC BOOK
  • IN 1941, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM RADIO STATION GOES ON AIR IN NASHVILLE
  • IN 1941, HIMLER VISITS AND INSPECTS THE AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP
  • IN 1943, THE NAZIS RAID THE HOME FOR THE OLD AND DISABLED JEWS IN AMSTERDAM
  • IN 1945, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ANNOUNCES THAT THE CONFERENCE AT YALTA HAS BEEN A SUCCESS
  • IN 1947, THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1949, JOE LOUIS RETIRES AS HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION
  • IN 1949, “RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT” MAKES THE JUMP TO TV ON NBC
  • IN 1950, CHIANG KAI SHEK IS DECLARED PRESIDENT OF NATIONALIST CHINA (TAIWAN)
  • IN 1953, JOSEPH STALIN HAS A STROKE. HE DIES FOUR DAYS LATER
  • IN 1954, FOUR PUERTO RICAN NATIONALS OPEN FIRE IN THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, INJURING FIVE MEMBERS
  • IN 1954, TED WILLIAMS BREAKS HIS COLLARBONE DURING SPRING TRAINING
  • IN 1956, RAY CHARLES HAS HIS FIRST #1 HIT WITH “CRAZY ARMS”
  • IN 1961, PRESIDENT KENNEDY ESTABLISHES THE PEACE CORPS
  • IN 1962, THE FIRST KMART OPENS IN GARDEN CITY, MICHIGAN
  • IN 1968, JOHNNY CASH MARRIES JUNE CARTER IN KENTUCKY
  • IN 1968, NBC ANNOUNCES THAT STAR TREK WILL RETURN
  • IN 1969, JIM MORRISON EXPOSES HIIMSELF ON STAGE IN MIAMI, FLORIDA
  • IN 1969, MICKEY MANTLE ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
  • IN 1970, CHARLES MANSON RELEASES HIS ALBUM “LIE”
  • IN 1972, WILT CHAMBERLAIN IS THE FIRST PLAYER TO PASS 30,000 POINTS IN THE NBA
  • IN 1973, PINK FLOYD RELEASES “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”
  • IN 1974, A GRAND JURY INDICTS SEVEN PRESIDENT AIDES IN THE WATERGATE TRIAL
  • IN 1975, THE EAGLES HIT #1 WITH “THE BEST OF MY LOVE”
  • IN 1977, BANK OF AMERICA BEGINS USING THE NAME “VISA” FOR ITS CREDIT CARDS
  • IN 1978, CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S REMAINS STOLEN FROM A CEMETERY IN SWITZERLAND
  • IN 1979, “SWEENEY TODD” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1981, DUKE ELLINGTON’S “SOPHISTICATED LADIES” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1985, LIZA MINELLI CHECKS INTO THE BETTY FORD REHABILITATION CLINIC
  • IN 1987, CYBILL SHEPHARD MARRIES DR. RICHARD OPPENHEIMER
  • IN 1989, BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN DIVORCES HIS FIRST WIFE JULIANNE PHILIPS
  • IN 1994, THE US SENATE REJECTS AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRING A BALANCED BUDGET
  • IN 2002, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS AND LORRAINE BRACCO DIVORCE
  • IN 2002, OPERATION ANACONDA, THE FIRST SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE IN AFGAHNISTAN BEGINS INFILTRATING THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY
  • IN 2004, TERRY NICHOLS IS CONVICTED OF MURDER FOR HIS ROLE IN AIDING TIMOTHY MCVEIGH DURING THE OKLAHOMA BOMBING
  • IN 2005, JOHN STAMOS AND REBECCA ROMIJN DIVORCE
  • IN 2006, WIKIPEDIA ANNOUNCES IT HAS PASSED ONE MILLION ARTICLES
  • IN 2014, PRESIDENT OBAMA REBUKES VLADMIR PUTIN FOR HIS MOVEMENTS IN THE UKRAINE
  • IN 2016, BOTH HILLARY CLINTON AND DONALD TRUMP WIN SEVEN PRIMARIES ON “SUPER TUESDAY” IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE

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