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March 1st History

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March 1st In Pop Culture History

March 1, 2931 T.A. Birthday (fictional) Aragorn, Lord of the Rings, Film/Books

1692 - In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, an Indian slave from Barbados, were accused of witchcraft, beginning the Salem Witchcraft Trials. Assuming those convicted were not practicing the dark arts, 19 innocent women and men were killed as a result of the trials.

1783 (Earthquake) Calabria, Italy

1790 - The first United States census was authorized.

1868 - The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity was founded at the University of Virginia.

1872 - Congress made 1,221,773 acres of public land in the area of what were later the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho as America's first national park - Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles.

1910 - An avalanche in Wellington, Washington took The Great Northern Railroad's westbound Spokane Express and the Wellington Train Station. 96 people were killed.

1921 - Harry Houdini earned a US Patent (#1,370,31) for a safety Diver Suit for his underwater magic escape tricks.

1932 - The Lindbergh Kidnapping - Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, was kidnapped from the family's new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey.

1954 - At Bikini Atoll, US hydrogen bomb code-named Bravo exploded.

1961 - President John F. Kennedy issued an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.

1971 - A bomb exploded in the Capitol building in Washington, DC, but hurt no one. A group callied the "Weather Underground" claimed credit for the bombing, which was done in protest of the ongoing US supported Laos invasion.

1971 - James Taylor made the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, spotlighting 'The New Rock: Bittersweet and Low.'

1975 - #1 Hit March 1, 1975 - March 7, 1975: Eagles - Best of My Love

March 1, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Ron Weasley, Harry Potter

1983 - Swatch watches were introduced. I'm still looking to replace my wife's black face, black band, black hands edition.

1986 - #1 Hit March 1, 1986 - March 14, 1986: Mr. Mister - Kyrie

1991- Clarissa Explains It All debuted on Nickelodeon.

1995 - Yahoo! was incorporated.

1996 - The news was revealed that 1 billion households worldwide owned a television set.

1998 - Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

2007 - Chiller debuted on cable television

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, and is left out in the cold.

Is the ant responsible for the grasshopper's plight?

(There is a political comment in there somewhere...)

March 1st
Celebrity Birthdays

Klingon For Dummies...

Sandro Botticelli (1445)
Frederic Chopin (1810)
Ida Moore (1882)
Lionel Atwill (1885)
Theo Frenkel (1893)
Donald Keith Faulkner (1900)
Glenn Miller (1904, d.1944)
Paul Hartman (1904)
Doris Hare (1905, d.2000)
Lois Moran (1907)
Terence De Marney (1909)
David Niven (1910, d.1983)
Harry Caray (1914, d.1998)
Roger Delgado (1918)
Jack Clayton (1921)
William M Gaines (1922)
Bonita Granville (1923)
Cesare Danova (1926)
Robert Clary (1926)
Harry Belafonte (1927)
Sonny James (1929)
Raymond St. Jacques (1930)
Joan Hackett (1933)
Jim "Ed" Brown (1934)
Robert Conrad (1935)
Jed Allan (1937)
Leo Brouwer (1939)
Warren Davis (1939)
Ralph Towner (1940)
Jerry Fischer (1942)
Dirk Benedict (1944)
Mike D'Abo (1944)
Roger Daltrey (1944)
Lana Wood (1946)
Tony Ashton (1946)
Gerry Boulet (1946)
Alan Thicke (1947)
Burning Spear (1948)
Norman Conners (1948)
Sido Martens (1949)
Barbara DeAngelis (1951)
Ron Howard (1954)
Catherine Bach (1954)
Janis Gill (1954)
Jimmy Fortune (1955)
Timothy Daly (1956)
Jon Carroll (1957)
Nick Kershaw (1958)
Davis Daniel (1961)
Bill Leen (1962)
Maurice Bernard (1963)
Russell Wong (1963)
Robert James Affuso (1963)
Thomas Anders (1963)
Dan Michaels (1963)
Jennifer McCarters (1964)
Clinton Gregory (1964)
John David Cullum (1966)
George Eads (1967)
Javier Bardem (1969)
Jack Davenport (1973)
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974)
Ester Canadas (1977)
Jensen Ackles (1978)
Alicia Lee Willis (1978)
Ana Hickmann (1981)
Adam LaVorgna (1981)
Naima Mora (1984)
Sammie Bush (1987)
Ke$ha (1987)
Katija Pevec (1988)
Sonya Kitchell (1989)
Harry Eden (1990)
Justin Bieber (1994)
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