President Obama March 1st, 2014 | Weekly Address high tech

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

Contents

  • 1 Events
  • 2 Births
  • 3 Deaths
  • 4 Holidays and observances
  • 5 External links

Events[edit]

  • 752 BC – Romulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women.
  • 509 BC – Publius Valerius Publicola, Roman consul, celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.
  • 86 BC – Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus ending the Siege of Athens and Piraeus.
  • 293 – Emperor Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesars. This is considered the beginning of the Tetrarchy, known as the Quattuor Principes Mundi (“Four Rulers of the World”).
  • 317 – Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares
  • 350 – Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.
  • 1457 – The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
  • 1476 – Forces of the Catholic Monarchs engage the combined Portuguese-Castilian armies of Afonso V and Prince John at the Battle of Toro.
  • 1562 – Twenty-three Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.
  • 1593 – The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
  • 1628 – Writs issued in February by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
  • 1633 – Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
  • 1642 – Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States.
  • 1692 – Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.
  • 1700 – Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1753.
  • 1781 – The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1790 – The first United States census is authorized.
  • 1803 – Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
  • 1805 – Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.
  • 1811 – Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
  • 1815 – Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
  • 1836 – A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
  • 1845 – President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.
  • 1847 – The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.
  • 1852 – Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  • 1854 – German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
  • 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.
  • 1870 – Marshal F.S. López dies during the Battle of Cerro Corá thus marking the end of the Paraguayan War.
  • 1872 – Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.
  • 1873 – E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
  • 1886 – The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
  • 1893 – Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1896 – Battle of Adowa: an Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo-Ethiopian War.
  • 1896 – Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
  • 1901 – The Australian Army is formed.
  • 1910 – The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.
  • 1912 – Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
  • 1914 – The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • 1917 – The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
  • 1919 – March 1st Movement begins in Korea under Japanese rule.
  • 1921 – The Australian cricket team captained by Warwick Armstrong becomes the first team to complete a whitewash of The Ashes, something that would not be repeated for 86 years.
  • 1932 – The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
  • 1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.
  • 1936 – A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen’s Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
  • 1939 – A Japanese Imperial Army ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.
  • 1941 – World War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.
  • 1941 – W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S..
  • 1946 – The Bank of England is nationalised.
  • 1947 – The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
  • 1950 – Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.
  • 1953 – Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later.
  • 1954 – Nuclear testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.
  • 1954 – Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives.
  • 1956 – The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • 1956 – Formation of the East German Nationale Volksarmee
  • 1958 – Samuel Alphonsus Stritch is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.
  • 1961 – American President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
  • 1961 – Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
  • 1962 – American Airlines Flight 1 crashes on take off in New York.
  • 1964 – Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.
  • 1966 – Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet’s surface.
  • 1966 – The Ba’ath Party takes power in Syria.
  • 1971 – A bomb explodes in a men’s room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.
  • 1971 – President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
  • 1972 – The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani province.
  • 1973 – Black September storms the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, resulting in the assassination of three Western hostages.
  • 1974 – Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • 1981 – Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
  • 1989 – The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
  • 1990 – Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1992 – Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 1995 – Prime Minister of Poland Waldemar Pawlak resigns from parliament and is replaced by ex-communist Józef Oleksy.
  • 1995 – Yahoo! is incorporated.
  • 1998 – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
  • 2000 – The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • 2000 – Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • 2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
  • 2002 – The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 ;mi) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (8.5 tons).
  • 2002 – The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced by the euro (€).
  • 2003 – Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • 2003 – The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
  • 2004 – Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
  • 2005 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in “national standards,”.
  • 2006 – English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • 2007 – Tornadoes break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths are at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
  • 2007 – “Squatters” are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
  • 2008 – The Armenian police clash with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections 2008, as a result ten people are killed.

Births[edit]

  • 40 – Martial, Latin poet (d. 102)
  • 1389 – Antoninus of Florence, Italian archbishop and saint (d. 1459)
  • 1432 – Isabella of Coimbra, Queen consort of Portugal (d. 1455)
  • 1456 – Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary, King of Bohemia (d. 1516)
  • 1547 – Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
  • 1597 – Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (d. 1652)
  • 1611 – John Pell, English mathematician (d. 1685)
  • 1644 – Simon Foucher, French philosopher (d. 1696)
  • 1657 – Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (d. 1740)
  • 1683 – 6th Dalai Lama (d. 1706)
  • 1683 – Caroline of Ansbach, Queen consort of Great Britain and Ireland (d. 1737)
  • 1732 – William Cushing, American jurist (d. 1810)
  • 1760 – François Buzot, French politician (d. 1794)
  • 1769 – François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (d. 1796)
  • 1781 – Javiera Carrera, Chilean daughter of Ignacio de la Carrera (d. 1862)
  • 1792 – Rudecindo Alvarado, Argentinian general (d. 1872)
  • 1807 – Wilford Woodruff, American religious leader, 4th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)
  • 1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)
  • 1812 – Augustus Pugin, English architect, co-designed the Palace of Westminster (d. 1852)
  • 1817 – Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • 1821 – Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German bishop (d. 1896)
  • 1837 – William Dean Howells, American author and critic (d. 1920)
  • 1842 – Nikolaos Gyzis, Greek painter (d. 1901)
  • 1848 – Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-American sculptor (d. 1907)
  • 1852 – Théophile Delcassé, French politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France(d. 1923)
  • 1858 – Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1918)
  • 1863 – Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (d. 1930)
  • 1868 – Achille Paroche, French target shooter (d. 1933)
  • 1870 – E. M. Antoniadi, Greek astronomer (d. 1944)
  • 1876 – Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian businessman (d. 1942)
  • 1880 – Lytton Strachey, English author and critic (d. 1932)
  • 1883 – Karl Robert Pusta, Estonian politician and diplomat (d. 1964)
  • 1886 – Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter and poet (d. 1980)
  • 1888 – Ewart Astill, English cricketer (d. 1948)
  • 1888 – Fanny Walden, English footballer an cricketer (d. 1949)
  • 1889 – Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (d. 1960)
  • 1892 – Ry?nosuke Akutagawa, Japanese author (d. 1927)
  • 1893 – Mercedes de Acosta, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)
  • 1896 – Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek pianist, conductor, and composer (d. 1960)
  • 1896 – Moriz Seeler, German playwright and producer (d. 1942)
  • 1899 – Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, German SS officer (d. 1972)
  • 1904 – Paul Hartman, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1904 – Glenn Miller, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (d. 1944)
  • 1905 – Doris Hare, Welsh-English actress (d. 2000)
  • 1906 – Camilla Spira, German actress (d. 1997)
  • 1906 – Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Eugene Esmonde, English pilot (d. 1942)
  • 1910 – Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1910 – David Niven, English actor (d. 1983)
  • 1911 – Rina Ketty, Italian-French singer (d. 1996)
  • 1912 – Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (d. 2003)
  • 1912 – Boris Chertok, Polish-Russian engineer (d. 2011)
  • 1914 – Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)
  • 1914 – Ralph Ellison, American author and critic (d. 1994)
  • 1915 – Malak Karsh, Canadian photographer (d. 2001)
  • 1917 – Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977)
  • 1918 – Roger Delgado, English actor (d. 1973)
  • 1918 – João Goulart, Brazilian politician, 24th President of Brazil (d. 1976)
  • 1918 – Gladys Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • 1920 – Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
  • 1921 – Jack Clayton, English director (d. 1995)
  • 1921 – Terence Cooke, American cardinal (d. 1983)
  • 1921 – Richard Wilbur, American poet
  • 1922 – William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992)
  • 1922 – Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1923 – Péter Kuczka, Hungarian poet and editor (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – Arnold Drake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1924 – Deke Slayton, American pilot and astronaut (d. 1993)
  • 1926 – Robert Clary, French-American actor and author
  • 1926 – Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1926 – Pete Rozelle, American businessman (d. 1996)
  • 1926 – Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Harry Belafonte, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1927 – Robert Bork, American lawyer and scholar, United States Attorney General (d. 2012)
  • 1928 – Jacques Rivette, French director and screenwriter
  • 1929 – Georgi Markov, Bulgarian author (d. 1978)
  • 1930 – R. P. Goenka, Indian businessman, founded RPG Group (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1933 – Gerry Bron, English record producer and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – Jean-Michel Folon, Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1934 – Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1935 – Robert Conrad, American actor
  • 1935 – Allan Green, British barrister
  • 1936 – Monique Bégin, Italian-Canadian politician
  • 1936 – Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (d. 1997)
  • 1937 – Jed Allan, American actor
  • 1937 – Jimmy Little, Australian guitarist, actor and educator (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – Adnan Al-Kaissie, Iraqi wrestler and manager
  • 1939 – Leo Brouwer, Cuban guitarist and composer
  • 1940 – David Broome, Welsh equestrian
  • 1940 – Robert Grossman, American painter, sculptor, and author
  • 1940 – Brian Waites, English golfer
  • 1940 – Krzysztof Wilmanski, Polish-German scientist (d. 2012)
  • 1941 – Robert Hass, AMerican poet
  • 1941 – Joo Hyun, South Korean actor
  • 1941 – Maaja Ranniku, Estonian chess player (d. 2004)
  • 1941 – Donnie Walsh, American basketball player and coach
  • 1942 – Jerry Fisher, American singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1942 – Peter Guber, American film producer
  • 1942 – Richard Myers, American general
  • 1942 – David Scott Cowper, English yachtsman
  • 1943 – Gil Amelio, American businessman
  • 1943 – José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1943 – Cha Kat?, Japanese comedian and actor
  • 1943 – Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast
  • 1943 – Richard H. Price, American physicist
  • 1943 – Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • 1944 – John Breaux, American politician
  • 1944 – Mike d’Abo, English singer-songwriter (Manfred Mann and A Band of Angels)
  • 1944 – Roger Daltrey, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Who, No Plan B, and The RD Crusaders)
  • 1944 – Deian Hopkin, Welsh historian and academic
  • 1944 – Lee Jae-joung, South Korean politician, former head of Ministry of Unification.
  • 1944 – John Napier, English theatre set designer
  • 1945 – Dirk Benedict, American actor
  • 1946 – Elvin Bethea, American football player
  • 1946 – Gerry Boulet, Canadian singer-songwriter (Offenbach) (d. 1990)
  • 1946 – Jim Crace, English author
  • 1946 – Lana Wood, American actress and producer
  • 1947 – Mike Read, English radio and television presenter, writer and journalist
  • 1947 – Alan Thicke, Canadian actor and composer
  • 1948 – Burning Spear, Jamaican singer-songwriter
  • 1948 – Karl Johnson, Welsh actor
  • 1948 – Alison Richard, English anthropologist and university administrator
  • 1951 – Sergei Kourdakov, Russian-American navy officer and agent (d. 1973)
  • 1952 – Steven Barnes, American author
  • 1952 – Nevada Barr, American author
  • 1952 – Leigh Matthews, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1952 – Jerri Nielsen, American physician (d. 2009)
  • 1952 – Martin O’Neill, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1952 – Brian Winters, American basketball player and coach
  • 1953 – Dan T. Cathy, American businessman
  • 1953 – Thomas Henderson, American football player
  • 1953 – M. K. Stalin, Indian actor and politician
  • 1953 – Carlos Queiroz, Portuguese football manager
  • 1954 – Catherine Bach, American actress
  • 1954 – Ron Howard, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1954 – Mare Teichmann, Estonian psychologist
  • 1956 – Helen Boaden, English broadcasting executive, head of BBC Radio
  • 1956 – Tim Daly, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1956 – Dalia Grybauskait?, Lithuanian politician, 6th President of Lithuania
  • 1956 – Mark Todd, New Zealand equestrian
  • 1957 – Peter Athans, American mountaineer
  • 1958 – Nik Kershaw, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1958 – Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • 1958 – Bertrand Piccard, Swiss psychiatrist
  • 1959 – Nick Griffin, English politician
  • 1959 – Diamanto Manolakou, Greek politician
  • 1960 – Benedict Allen, English writer, broadcaster and traveller
  • 1962 – Mark Gardner, American baseball player
  • 1962 – Bill Leen, American bass player (Gin Blossoms)
  • 1962 – Melanie Moore, American porn actress and model
  • 1962 – Sir Russell Coutts, New Zealand sailor, Winner of 4 America Cups
  • 1963 – Rob Affuso, American drummer (Skid Row)
  • 1963 – Thomas Anders, German singer-songwriter and producer (Modern Talking)
  • 1963 – Maurice Benard, American actor
  • 1963 – Ron Francis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Russell Wong, American actor
  • 1964 – Clinton Gregory, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
  • 1964 – Paul Le Guen, French footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey
  • 1965 – Mary Lou Lord, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Helium)
  • 1965 – Booker T, American wrestler and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Susan Auch, Canadian speed skater
  • 1966 – JD Cullum, American actor
  • 1966 – Zack Snyder, American director, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1967 – Yelena Afanasyeva, Russian runner
  • 1967 – George Eads, American actor
  • 1967 – Aron Winter, Dutch footballer
  • 1968 – Salil Ankola, Indian cricketer and actor
  • 1969 – Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • 1969 – Doug Creek, American baseball player
  • 1969 – Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals, The Peth, and Catatonia)
  • 1969 – József Szabó, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1970 – Jason V Brock, American author
  • 1971 – Thomas Adés, English composer, pianist and conductor
  • 1971 – Scott Antol, American wrestler
  • 1971 – Tyler Hamilton, American cyclist
  • 1972 – Último Guerrero, Mexican wrestler
  • 1973 – Jack Davenport, English actor
  • 1973 – Anton Gunn, American politician
  • 1973 – Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)
  • 1973 – Chris Webber, American basketball player
  • 1974 – Dmitri Budõlin, Estonian judoka
  • 1974 – Stephen Davis, American football player
  • 1974 – Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor
  • 1974 – Shane Harwood, Australian cricketer
  • 1975 – Maya Kulenovic, Canadian painter
  • 1975 – Francesco Mazzariol, Italian rugby player
  • 1975 – Tate Stevens, American singer and guitarist
  • 1976 – Peter F. Bell, Australian footballer
  • 1976 – Dave Malkoff, American journalist
  • 1976 – Travis Kvapil, American race car driver
  • 1977 – Rens Blom, Dutch pole vaulter
  • 1977 – Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and model
  • 1978 – Jensen Ackles, American actor and director
  • 1978 – Donovan Patton, Guamanian-American actor
  • 1978 – Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress
  • 1979 – Éowyn, American singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Mikkel Kessler, Danish boxer
  • 1979 – Bruno Langlois, Canadian cyclist
  • 1980 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1980 – Gennaro Bracigliano, French footballer
  • 1980 – Sercan Güven???k, Turkish footballer
  • 1980 – Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1980 – Anna Semenovich, Russian ice dancer and singer
  • 1980 – Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer
  • 1981 – Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
  • 1981 – Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • 1981 – Will Power, Australian race car driver
  • 1981 – Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Shalva Didebashvili, Georgian-German rugby player
  • 1982 – Juan Manuel Ortiz, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 – Kim Min-hee, South Korean actress and model
  • 1983 – Elán, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Dusty Dvoracek, American football player
  • 1983 – Chris Hackett, English footballer
  • 1983 – Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
  • 1983 – Davey Richards, American wrestler
  • 1984 – Jacob Lillyman, Australian rugby player
  • 1984 – Naima Mora, American model
  • 1984 – Alexander Steen, Canadian-Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby player
  • 1985 – Jeremy Leman, American football player
  • 1985 – Andreas Ottl, German footballer
  • 1985 – Yun Ok-Hee, South Korean archer
  • 1986 – Big E Langston, American wrestler
  • 1986 – Jonathan Spector, American soccer player
  • 1987 – Kesha, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Sammie, American singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Trevor Cahill, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Katija Pevec, American actress
  • 1988 – Freddie Smith, American actor
  • 1988 – Yang Hyeon-Jong, South Korean baseball player
  • 1989 – Anjo Buckman, German rugby player
  • 1989 – Sonya Kitchell, American singer-songwriter
  • 1989 – Daniella Monet, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1989 – Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
  • 1990 – Harry Eden, English actor
  • 1990 – Matthew Parr, English figure skater
  • 1993 – Josh McEachran, English footballer
  • 1994 – Justin Bieber, Canadian singer
  • 1995 – Jan Abaza, American tennis player
  • 1995 – Jonathan Krohn, American journalist
  • 1996 – Oleksandra Korashvili, Ukrainian tennis player
  • 1996 – Ye Shiwen, Chinese swimmer

Deaths[edit]

  • 1131 – Stephen II of Hungary (b. 1101)
  • 1233 – Thomas I, Count of Savoy (b. 1178)
  • 1244 – Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr, Welsh son of Llywelyn the Great (b. 1200)
  • 1320 – Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Emperor Renzong of Yuan (b. 1286)
  • 1383 – Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy (b. 1334)
  • 1510 – Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer (b. 1450)
  • 1536 – Bernardo Accolti, Italian poet (b. 1465)
  • 1546 – George Wishart, Scottish martyr (b. 1513)
  • 1620 – Thomas Campion, English poet and composer (b. 1567)
  • 1633 – George Herbert, Welsh-English poet and priest (b. 1593)
  • 1643 – Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1583)
  • 1661 – Richard Zouch, English judge and politician (b. 1590)
  • 1697 – Francesco Redi, Italian physician (b. 1626)
  • 1706 – Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and politician (b. 1632)
  • 1734 – Roger North, English lawyer and author (b. 1653)
  • 1757 – Edward Moore, English playwright (b. 1712)
  • 1768 – Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and author (b. 1694)
  • 1773 – Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect, designed the Palace of Caserta (b. 1700)
  • 1777 – Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (b. 1715)
  • 1792 – Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1747)
  • 1825 – John Haggin, American settler (b. 1753)
  • 1841 – Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • 1862 – Peter Barlow, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1776)
  • 1875 – Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)
  • 1879 – Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1825)
  • 1882 – Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1818)
  • 1884 – Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician (b. 1820)
  • 1895 – Pauline Musters, Dutch shortest woman (b. 1876)
  • 1898 – George Bruce Malleson, English military officer and author (b. 1825)
  • 1906 – José María de Pereda, Spanish author (b. 1833)
  • 1911 – Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff, Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • 1912 – George Grossmith, English actor and singer (b. 1847)
  • 1914 – Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, English-Canadian politician, 8th Governor General of Canada (b. 1845)
  • 1920 – John H. Bankhead, American politician (b. 1842)
  • 1920 – Joseph Trumpeldor, Russian soldier and activist (b. 1880)
  • 1921 – Nicholas I of Montenegro (b. 1841)
  • 1922 – Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
  • 1924 – Louis Perrée, French fencer (b. 1871)
  • 1929 – Royal Hurlburt Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
  • 1932 – Frank Teschemacher, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1906)
  • 1933 – U?adzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)
  • 1936 – Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian author and poet (b. 1871)
  • 1938 – Gabriele d’Annunzio, Italian journalist, author, and politician (b. 1863)
  • 1940 – Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. 1878)
  • 1941 – Lucien Mérignac, French fencer (b. 1873)
  • 1942 – George S. Rentz, American navy commander (b. 1882)
  • 1943 – Alexandre Yersin, Swiss physician (b. 1863)
  • 1952 – Mariano Azuela, Mexican author (b. 1873)
  • 1963 – Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)
  • 1965 – Joseph-Eugène Limoges, Canadian bishop (b. 1879)
  • 1966 – Fritz Houtermans, Polish-German physicist (b. 1903)
  • 1970 – Lucille Hegamin, American singer (b. 1894)
  • 1974 – Bobby Timmons, American pianist (The Jazz Messengers) (b. 1935)
  • 1976 – Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • 1978 – Paul Scott, British novelist (b. 1920)
  • 1979 – Mustafa Barzani, Iraqi-Kurdistan politician (b. 1903)
  • 1980 – Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch-American model, founded Wilhelmina Models (b. 1940)
  • 1980 – Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)
  • 1982 – Frank Sargeson, New Zealand author (b. 1903)
  • 1983 – Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (b. 1905)
  • 1984 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1984 – Roland Culver, English actor (b. 1900)
  • 1988 – Joe Besser, American comedian and actor (b. 1907)
  • 1989 – Vasantdada Patil, Indian politician, 5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra(b. 1917)
  • 1991 – Edwin H. Land, American scientist and businessman, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (b. 1909)
  • 1995 – Georges J. F. Köhler, German biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1946)
  • 1995 – Vladislav Listyev, Russian journalist (b. 1956)
  • 1998 – Archie Goodwin, American writer and comic book artist (b. 1937)
  • 1999 – Christine Glanville, English puppeteer (b. 1924)
  • 2001 – Henry Wade, American lawyer (b. 1914)
  • 2002 – C. Farris Bryant, American politician, 34th Governor of Florida (b. 1914)
  • 2004 – Mian Ghulam Jilani, Pakistani general (b. 1914)
  • 2005 – Peter Malkin, Israeli secret agent (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • 2006 – Johnny Jackson, American drummer (The Jackson 5) (b. 1951)
  • 2006 – Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2008 – Raúl Reyes, Colombian guerrilla leader (b. 1948)
  • 2010 – Kristian Digby, English television host and director (b. 1977)
  • 2012 – Andrew Breitbart, American journalist and publisher (b. 1969)
  • 2012 – Jerome Courtland, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Lucio Dalla, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – Magic, American rapper (Body Head Bangerz) (b. 1975)
  • 2013 – Jewel Akens, American singer and producer (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Campbell Armstrong, Scottish author (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Robert Danhof, American judge (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Bonnie Franklin, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Mukesh Gadhvi, Indian politician (b. 1963)
  • 2013 – Sammy Guillen, Trinidadian-New Zealand cricketer (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – D. V. J. Harischandra, Sri Lankan psychiatrist and scholar (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Gaynelle Griffin Jones, American jurist (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Naw Kham, Burmese drug lord (b. 1969)
  • 2013 – Ric Menello, American director and screenwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Trevor Morley, English cricketer (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Don Scott, English boxer (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Alan Smith, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Gabriel Vanel, French archbishop (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Ludwig Zausinger, German footballer (b. 1929)

Holidays and observances[edit]

  • Beer Day, marked the end of beer prohibition in 1989 (Iceland)
  • Christian Feast Day:
    • Albin
    • David
    • Monan
    • Suitbert
    • March 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Casimir Pulaski Day can fall, while March 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in March. (Illinois)
  • Earliest day on which Laetare Sunday can fall, while April 4 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. (Western Christianity), and its related observances:
    • Carnaval de la Laetare (Stavelot)
    • Mothering Sunday (United Kingdom)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992.
  • March 1st Movement Remembrance Day or Samiljeol; ??? (South Korea)
  • Martenitsa (Bulgaria)
  • M?r?i?or (Romania and Moldova)
  • National Pig Day (United States)
  • Roman New Year observances:
    • Feriae Marti in honor of Mars
    • Matronalia in honor of Juno
    • Renewal of the Vestal fire
  • Saint David’s Day or Dydd G?yl Dewi Sant (Wales and Welsh communities)
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
  • The final day (fourth or fifth) of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá’í Faith)
  • World Civil Defence Day (international)

External links[edit]

  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • On This Day in Canada

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