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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

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

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

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

1945FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

1936The Hoover Dam is completed.

1974George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

1949Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

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

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

March 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

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

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

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

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

March 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 1st Deaths
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