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March 1st

March 1st is the 60th day of the year (61st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 1st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 1st

40 Marcus Valerius Martialis - Martial (poet)

1445 Sandro Botticelli (painter)

1896 Harry Winston (jeweler)

1904 Glenn Miller (musician)

1910 David Niven (actor)

1914 Ralph Ellison (author)

1922 Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli Prime Minister)

1927 Harry Belafonte (singer)

Harry Belafonte

1943 Gil Amelio (Apple CEO 1994-1998, venture capitalist)

1944 Roger Daltrey (singer - The Who, actor)

1945 Dirk Benedict (actor)

1954 Ron Howard (film director, ex-actor)

1958 Nik Kershaw (musician)

1959 Nick Griffin (British politician)

1966 Zack Snyder (film director)

1966 Paul Hollywood (chef)

1973 Jack Davenport (actor)

1987 Ke$ha (singer)

1994 Justin Bieber (singer)

March 1st in History

509 BC In the first Triumph of the Roman Republic, Publius Valerius Publicola celebrates his defeat of the deposed king of Rome, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia, thwarting his attempt to regain the throne.

1565 Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro founded.

1692 Beginning of the Salem witch trials when Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are brought before local magistrates.

1700 Sweden switches to its own Swedish calendar.

1712 Sweden reverts to the Julian calendar.

1753 Sweden switches to the Gregorian calendar.

1781 Continental Cognress adopts the Articles of Confederation.

1790 First US census is authorized.

1796 Dutch East India Company is nationalized.

1803 Ohio admitted as 17th US state (retroactively declared on August 7th, 1953)

Ohio Flag

1815 Napoleon returns to France banished on Elba.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1845 US President John Tyler signs the bill authorizing the annexation of the Republic of Texas.

1867 Nebraska admitted as 37th US state.

Nebraska Flag

1872 Yellowstone National Park established as the world's first National Park.

1881 Minnesota State Capitol burns down.

1896 Antoine Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

1901 Australian Army founded.

1901 China joins the Universal Postal Union.

1912 Albert Berry makes the first ever parachute jump from an aeroplane in St. Louis, in Missouri.

1917 The Zimmermann Telegram is reprinted in newspapers in the United States.

1919 Start of the March 1st Movement in Korea: Beginning of resistance to Japanese rule.

1932 Charles Lindbergh's son, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.

Charles Lindbergh

1936 The Hoover Dam is completed.

Hoover Dam

1946 The Bank of England is nationalized.

1947 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) begins operations.

1952 Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke.

Joseph Stalin

1961 Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.

1966 Soviet Venera 3 space probe crashes into Venus, becoming the first space probe to reach another planet.

1983 Swatch watches introduced.

1990 Steve Jackson Games is raided by the US Secret Service.

1992 Bosnia and Herzegovina declares independence from Yugoslavia.

1995 Yahoo! incorporated.

1998 Titanic is the first movie to gross over $1 billion.

Titanic movie

2003 International Criminal Court begins operations in The Hague.

2006 English-language version of Wikipedia exceeds one million articles.

March 1st is also

"Leap Day"

Roman New Year

Saint David's Day - Saint David is the patron Saint of Wales.

Feast of Saint Monan (Catholicism)

World Civil Defense Day

Independence Movement Day (Korea)

Martisor (Romania)

Baba Marta (Bulgaria)


People born on March 1st are Pisces


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