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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

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

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"

1954In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

1896Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

1969NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

1945FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

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.

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

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

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

March 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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