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March 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 1

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March 1st is officially Barista Day and World Compliment Day.

This day marks the 61st day of the year, and there’s another 305 days left in 2024.

If today is important to you then you’re in for a treat. March 1 in history has been a fascinating day full of many law and political advancements, space exploration and business developments.

Did you know that on this day in 1941, the first issue of the Captain America comic book was published? This was printed by Timely Comics, which later became Marvel.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 1st in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on March 1 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2016

At 340 days, Astronaut Scott Kelly completed the longest single mission aboard the International Space Station.

2002

Spanish peseta lost its legal tender after fully adopting the Euro.

OTD in 2002: Spanish peseta lost its legal tender after fully adopting the Euro.

1998

James Cameron’s Titanic became the first film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.

1984

MAC Cosmetics makeup brand was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1977

The first woman won the Life Achievement Award and was claimed by Bette Davis.

1966

The Venera 3 space probe became the first human-made object to land on another planet.

1961

President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps.

OTD in 1961: President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps.

The Peace Corps is a successful volunteer organization that has since sent at least 235,000 Americans abroad to developing countries to help with health care, education, and other human needs.

1953

Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin was found semi-conscious after suffering from a stroke.

The Georgian-born leader of the Soviet Union was moved to a couch and hand-fed for three days before dying. Many reports claimed that Stalin was poisoned, with some claiming that some of his closest allies were responsible.

1941

Captain America issue #1 comic was published by Timely Comics (which later became Marvel).

The writers and pencilers were Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

1890

A Study in Scarlet became the first US edition of British detective Sherlock Holmes written by Arthur Conan Doyle.

1872

The Yellowstone National Park Protection Act went into law, making it the first National Park in the world.

OTD in 1872: The Yellowstone National Park Protection Act went into law

1867

Nebraska became the 37th state to join the United States of America.

1864

Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African American female physician.

1847

The Death Penalty was abolished in the state of Michigan, except for treason.

OTD in 1847: The Death Penalty was abolished in the state of Michigan

This made it the first English-speaking government in the world to make such a move.

1803

Ohio became the 17th state to join the United States of America.

1790

The first United States Census was authorized.

Authorizing the legislation were President George Washington, Vice President John Adams, and Speaker of the House Frederick Muhlenberg.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Justin Bieber. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1994

Justin Bieber

Canadian

Singer

Justin Bieber

Age:

30 years old

Born In:

Ontario, Canada

1987

Kesha

American

Singer

Kesha

Age:

37 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1978

Jensen Ackles

American

Actor

Jensen Ackles

Age:

46 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA

1989

Daniella Monet

American

Actress

Daniella Monet

Age:

35 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1983

Lupita Nyong’o

Kenyan-Mexican

Actress

Lupita Nyong'o

Age:

41 years old

Born In:

Mexico City, Mexico

1966

Zack Snyder

American

Film Director

Zack Snyder

Age:

58 years old

Born In:

Wisconsin, USA

Special Holidays

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

March 1: World Compliment Day
World

World Compliment Day

Everyone loves to a complimented, but unfortunately, it’s something that just doesn’t happen often enough! That all changes on World Compliment Day, where the goal is to make as many people as possible around the world feel good about themselves.

March 1: Barista Day
United States

Barista Day

Coffee is such a crucial part of many people’s day, and many of us wouldn’t function without our morning cuppa java. Today is Barista Day so be sure to appreciate your café’s barista by giving them an extra nice tip.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Madagascar got its name when Marco Polo misspelled it. The name stuck, and the island was christened to the name in 1500.

Birthday & Zodiac

Those of you who were born on March 1st share the Pisces zodiac sign.

Pisceans are great listeners and tend to take in everything around them. This makes them great people to ask for advice on pretty much anything!

Those of you that were born in March have the Aquamarine birthstone. The aquamarine crystal is believed to bring peace, tranquility, and harmony while keeping one’s mind clear.

For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on June 8th in the previous year.

A baby conceived on March 1, 2024, will likely be due around November 22, 2024.

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