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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

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

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

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.

1949Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

1969NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

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

1978Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery

1974George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

1954In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 1st

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

2003"The Silence of the Lambs" actor Anthony Hopkins (65) weds actress-producer Stella Arroyave (47) in Malibu, California

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

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

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Notable Divorces on March 1st

1989"Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 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

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

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

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