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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

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

1954In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

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.

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"

1985Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

1945FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

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

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

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

1896Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 1st

1947Rocket engineer Werner von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp in Landshut, Germany

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

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

1968Country singer June Carter Cash (38) weds music icon Johnny Cash (36) in Franklin, Kentucky

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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

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Notable Deaths on March 1st

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

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

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