March 1st

2012
Online publisher and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart died in Los Angeles at age 43.
Andrew Breitbart
2005
BTK serial killer Dennis Rader was charged in Wichita, Kan., with 10 counts of first-degree murder. (He later pleaded guilty and received multiple life sentences.).
Dennis Rader
2003
Suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured by CIA and Pakistani agents near Islamabad.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
1998
Titanic becomes the first film to gross $1 billion. James Cameron's epic account of the sinking of the Titanic had a budget of $ 200 million and grossed over $ 2 billion in the end.
List of fastest-grossing films
1995
Internet giant Yahoo! is incorporated. The company was founded in January 1994 as Jerry's guide to the World Wide Web by Jerry Yang and David Filo.
History of Yahoo!
1981
Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. (He died 65 days later.).
1981 Irish hunger strike
1974
Former Nixon White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman and former Attorney General John Mitchell were indicted on obstruction of justice charges related to the Watergate break-in.
John N. Mitchell
1968
Country musicians Johnny Cash and June Carter were married.
Johnny Cash
1961
President John F. Kennedy signed a signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.
Peace Corps
1954
Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five congressmen.
1954 United States Capitol shooting incident
1947
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is formed. The IMF's primary goal of improving the economies of its member countries has frequently been overshadowed in the past by criticisms about the fund's alleged support of dictatorships and negative impact on the environment.
International Monetary Fund
1940
The novel "Native Son" by Richard Wright was published.
Native Son
1932
Aviator Charles Lindbergh's son is kidnapped. The toddler's abduction and death was one of the most publicized crimes of the century.
Lindbergh kidnapping
1922
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was born in Jerusalem.
Yitzhak Rabin
1896
Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity. The French physicist made his groundbreaking discovery while trying to prove his erroneous theory that phosphorescent uranium salts absorb sunlight and reemit it as X-rays.
Henri Becquerel
1872
Congress authorized creation of Yellowstone National Park.
History of the National Park Service
1869
Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time.
1869 Pictorial Issue
1867
Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States.
State of Nebraska
1864
Rebecca Lee was the first black woman awarded a medical degree.
Rebecca Lee Crumpler
1847
Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state).
Capital punishment in Michigan
1845
President John Tyler signed a congressional resolution to annex the Republic of Texas.
Texas annexation
1803
Ohio became the 17th state in the United States.
Ohio
1790
The U.S. Congress authorized the first census.
1790 United States Census
1781
The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation.
Articles of Confederation
1780
Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only).
An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
1642
Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city.
York, Maine