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This Day in History – March 1

1785 – Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized.

1790 – 1st US census authorized.

1845 – US President John Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas.

1867 – Howard University, Washington, DC, chartered.

1909 – 1st US university school of nursing established, University of Minnesota.

1928 – Paul Whitman & orchestra record “Ol’ Man River” for Victor Records.

1932 – Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (20 months), kidnapped in New Jersey; found dead May 12.

1937 – US Steel raises workers’ wages to $5 a day.

1941 – 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn.

1945 – FDR announces success of Yalta Conference.

1953 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open.

1957 – “Ziegfeld Follies of 1957” opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances.

1962 – American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95.

1962 – Kresge Corporation opens the first Kmart store in Garden City, Michigan.

1970 – End of US commercial whale hunting.

1977 – Bank of America adopts the name VISA for its credit cards.

1988 – Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile.

1997 – 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV.

2006 – English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.

2014 – US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine.

2016 – Forbes Richest List released, Bill Gates No.1 with $75 billion, number of world’s billionaires shrinks to 1,810.

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