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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

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

1954In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

1970Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

1953Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.

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

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.

1896Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

1945FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

1969Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium

1969NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

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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)

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)

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Notable Weddings on March 1st

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

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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