What Happened on March 1


Historical Events

1780 – Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for newborns only)
1886 – The Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
1953 – KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
1974 – Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
1980 – Commonwealth Trade Union Council established
1999 – Daryll Cullinan scores South African cricket record 275no in the drawn 1st Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; Gary Kirsten 128

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Famous Birthdays

1924 – Donald “Deke” Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
1933 – Joan Hackett, American stage and screen actress (Will Penny; Only When I Laugh; Mourning Becomes Electra), born in East Harlem, NYC (d. 1983)
1952 – Steven Barnes, American writer
1966 – Paul Hollywood, English baker and TV judge (The Great British Bake Off), born in Wallasey, England
1974 – Mark-Paul Gosselaar, actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)
1990 – Harry Eden, English actor, born in Old Harlow, Essex

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Famous Deaths

1244 – Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr, son of Welsh leader Llywelyn the Great, dies trying to escape from the Tower of London (b. 1200)
1788 – Orazio Mei, Italian organist, and composer, dies at 56
1859 – Josef Theodor Krov, Bohemian composer, singer and teacher, dies at 61
1928 – Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, dies at 77
1932 – Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist, killed in a car accident at 25
2022 – Warner Mark [McPherson], American country music singer-songwriter (Sittin’ on a Rock (Cryin’ in a Creek)); Talkin’ to the Wall), dies at 86

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