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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

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

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1932Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12

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.

1932The 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh is kidnapped from their home in East Amwell, New Jersey in what became known as the "Lindbergh kidnapping"

1633Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.

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

1949Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

1996Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory

1945FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

March 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

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

1926Pete Rozelle, [Alvin Rozelle] South Gate California, American NFL commissioner (1960-89)

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

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

March 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 1st

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

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

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

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

March 1st Weddings
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Notable Divorces on March 1st

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

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

March 1st Divorces
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Notable Deaths on March 1st

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

1984Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69

March 1st Deaths
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