March 1st-This Day In History

posted by Harold Mann -

March 1 is the 60th day of the year. There are 305 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

+ 1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.

+ 1790 – The first United States census is authorized.

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

+ 1867 – Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.

+ 1868 – The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.

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

+ 1932 – Charles Lindbergh's son is reportedly kidnapped.

+ 1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.

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

+ 1995 – Yahoo! is incorporated.

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

( Births )

+ 1904 – Glenn Miller, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1944)

+ 1914 – Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)

+ 1935 – Robert Conrad, American actor, radio host and stuntman

+ 1944 – Roger Daltrey, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

+ 1947 – Alan Thicke, Canadian-American actor and composer (d. 2016)

+ 1954 – Ron Howard, American actor, director, and producer