2021 March

March 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 1

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

This day marks the 60th day of 2021, and there’s another 305 days to go.

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

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 interesting facts about March 1st in history!

What Happened On March 1 In History?

2002

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

1984

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

1977

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

Source IMDB
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.

The Peace Corps is a successful volunteer organization which has since sent at least 235,000 Americans abroad to developing countries to help with health care, education, and other human needs.
1941

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

The writers and pencillers were Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
Source Marvel
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 making it the first National Park in the world.
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.
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.

Did you know that on this day, March 1st 1941, the first issue of the Captain America comic book was published?