March 1
1790

The U.S. Congress authorized the first census.

1803

Ohio became the 17th state in the United States.

1864

Rebecca Lee was the first black woman awarded a medical degree.

1867

Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States.

1872

Yellowstone became the world’s first National Park.

1932

The 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped.

1961

President John F. Kennedy signed a signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.

1981

IRA member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike in Maze Prison; he would die 65 days later.

Birthdays
Frederic Chopin
composer (1810)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
sculptor (1848)
Glenn Miller
bandleader, and composer (1904)
David Niven
actor (1910)
Ralph Ellison
American author (1914)
Robert Lowell
poet (1917)
Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli Prime Minister (1922)
Harry Belafonte
singer, actor (1927)

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