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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

1969NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

1945FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

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

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1896Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

1949Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

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.

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

March 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 1st

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

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

March 1st Weddings
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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

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

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