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3/1/2009 - DB Metzger

National Womenís month: Feast of Juno is celebrated by the Romans The first Census is authorized by congress. Howard University is chartered and Yellowstone becomes the first national park. The first woman Detective is appointed in NY and the Lindbergh baby is kidnapped in NJ. The Peace Corps is begun and Kmart opens itís first store. Birthdays include Fredric Chopin, Harry Belafonte, Opie (ron howard) and Bertha Pulman famous wirter of her time.

Feast of Juno is celebrated in Rome, prior to the recent movie.

0293  Roman Emperor Maximianus introduces tetrarchy (Rule of Two)

1260 Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus

1711 "The Spectator" begins publishing (London)

1781 the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress.

1790 the First Census was authorized by Congress.

1845 President Tyler signed a congressional resolution annexing the Republic of Texas. We feared Texas being swallowed by the British Empire.

1867 Howard University, Washington DC, chartered

1872 Yellowstone, The first Federal national park is created.

1875 Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Court, in 1883 Civil Rights Act

1908 For basketball fans itís March Madness. Began in Illinois in 1908 by the Illinois High School association before being co-opted by the NAACP.

1912 Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, New York NY

1926  Marietta Holley died writer

1928  Paul Whiteman & his orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records

1932 the infant son of Charles Lindbergh from his home in Hopewell NJ is kidnapped. The case remains controversial

1937 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Connecticut)

1941 the first commercial FM radio station opened in Nashville, TN.

1941 "Captain America" appears in a comic book

1954 4 Puerto Rican nationalists open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 Representatives

1961 The Peace Corps is established headed by Sargent Shriver. .

1962 K-Mart opens in Garden City, Michigan.

1966 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria

1969 New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball

1970 End of US commercial whale hunting

1972  Club of Rome publishes report "Boundaries on the Growth"

1981 Itís Womenís History Monthproclaimed by Congress in 1981, Women now earn 76 cents for every $1.made by male counterparts. Up from 74 cents in 1996.Howís that for getting your two cents worth. The expression two cents worth refers to the original cost of postage required for sending letters to newspaper editors

1982 The New York Times raises it's price from 25Ę to 30Ę. Itís now $1.50 and newspapers are not doing well.

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

1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter

1988 Joe Besser comedian (3 Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80

1989 Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981

Notable Birthdays

1849 romantic composer Frederic Chopin

1844 Lillian M. N. Stevens born

1872: Bertha Haven Putman Ė American historian.

1927 Harry Belafonte singer activist

1954 Director. Ron Howard (Opie)

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