On This Day In History, 1 March

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World Events Today

  • Yellowstone became the first ever National Park in the United States today in 1872
  • The Peace Corps, a volunteer program run by the United States government, was formed today in 1961
  • The “Watergate Seven” were indicted by a grand jury in Washington today in 1974

Entertainment Events Today

  • Jim Morrison, allegedly exposed himself on stage at a Doors concert in Florida today in 1969
  • Color television transmission was introduced in Australia today in 1975

Family Events Today

  • Saint David is believed to have died today in 589, since the 12th Century, the day has been recognized as Saint David’s Day in Wales, where he is their patron saint
  • The Polish composer Chopin was born today in 1810 in the Duchy of Warsaw
  • The English actor David Niven, who played James Bond in the early Casino Royale movie, was born today in 1910 in London

Main Event Today

  • Rio de Janeiro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right, was founded today in 1565

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

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