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Notable Historical Events for March 1st

1949Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

1969Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium

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"

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

1954In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

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

1945FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 1st

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

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

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

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

March 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 1st

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

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

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

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)

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

March 1st Deaths
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