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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

1949Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

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

1987Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1896Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

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

1970Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

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"

1969NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

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.

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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

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

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

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

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

March 1st Weddings
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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)

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

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