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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

1954In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

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

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

1969NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

1969Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium

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

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

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

1936The Hoover Dam is completed.

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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 1st

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

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

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

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