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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

317Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares

1972Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points

1953Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.

1974George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

200317th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win

1985Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

1988Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist

1969NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

1969Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium

1628Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

1978Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days of our Lives)

1994Justin Bieber, London Ontario, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time)

1910Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

1810Frederic Chopin, Zelazowa Wola, (baptismal records 22nd Feb) Polish/French pianist/composer (Concert in F Minor)

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Notable Weddings on March 1st

1947Rocket engineer Werner von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp in Landshut, Germany

1968Country singer June Carter Cash (38) weds music icon Johnny Cash (36) in Franklin, Kentucky

1827Father of U.S. History George Bancroft (26) weds first wife Sarah Dwight

1968Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

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Notable Divorces on March 1st

1919Actress Gloria Swanson (19) divorces actor Wallace Beery (31) after 2 years of marriage

1950Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindstr├Âm after 12 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on March 1st

1991Edwin Land, inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81

1792Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1747)

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