This Day in History – March 1

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March 1

Want to know what happened around the world on March 1 throughout our history? Well, you have to come to the right blog. Here we bring you an exclusive on today in history, i.e. March 1 as well as the major events that happened across the world on this day!

What Events Happened in India on March 1? 

March 1
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1776: Purandar Treaty
On March 1, 1776, the Purandar Treaty was signed between the Marathas and the British Army after Madhavrao Peshwa’s death.
1994: Manmohan Desai passed away 
Manmohan Desai, a renowned producer and director of Hindi films, died at the age of 57.

What Events Happened Around the World on March 1? 

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752 BC: First Roman Triumph
Romulus, the first king of Rome, celebrated the first Roman triumph since his victory over the Caeninenses on March 1, 752 BC, after the Rape of the Sabine women.
1516: Erasmus printed The printing of Erasmus was completed. The”Novum Instrumentum omne” was first published in Greek in the New Testament.
1780: Slavery abolished
Pennsylvania became the first US state which abolished slavery on March 1, 1780. However, it was only for newborns.
1845: Republic of Texas
US President John Tyler signed a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas on March 1, 1845.
1847: Death penalty abolished
Michigan became the first English-speaking state which abolished the death penalty.
1854: SS City of Glasgow left Liverpool harbour
SS City of Glasgow left the Liverpool harbour with about 480 passengers and crew; she was never seen again.
1870: War of Triple Alliance
After more than 5 years of bloodshed between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, the War of the Triple Alliance finally ended with the Battle of Cerro Corá and the death of Paraguayan dictator Francisco Solano López. 
1890: US version of Sherlock Holmes
The first US version of Sherlock Holmes first story, “A Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle, was published.
1896: Radioactivity discovered 
Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity on March 1, 1896.
1927: American National Bank
The Bank of Italy (later the Bank of America) became the American National Bank.
1941: Captain America published
Timely Comics first published Captain America, created by the famous cartoonist’s Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
1954: Hydrogen bomb detonated
The US detonated Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll, which inadvertently became the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated by the US.
1956: Radiotelephony draft finalized
The International Air Transport Association finalized a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
1973: ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album released
Pink Floyd released their album “Dark Side of the Moon” on March 1, 1973, having sold over 45 million copies since then.
1977: VISA name adopted
For its credit cards, Bank of America adopted the name VISA.
1978: Charlie Chaplin’s coffin stolen
Charlie Chaplin’s coffin and remains were stolen from a Swiss cemetery in an extortion attempt.
1980: Commonwealth Trade Union Council established
The Commonwealth Trade Union Council was established.
1984: Nuclear Test 
The USSR carried out a nuclear test in Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
2000: Constitution of Finland rewritten
The Constitution of Finland was rewritten on March 1, 2000.
2002: Peseta replaced with Euro 
As the official currency of Spain, the peseta was withdrawn and replaced with the euro (EUR).
2012: Eurozone unemployment
Eurozone unemployment hit a historical peak of 10.7 per cent.
2014: President Vladimir Putin warned
US President Barack Obama warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of interference in Ukraine.
2016: Forbes richest list released
Forbes Richest List released on March 1, 2016, with Bill Gates at No.1 with $75 billion, and the number of billionaires worldwide shrinks to 1,810.
2016: US Primary elections
The US primary elections were held. Republican Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton each won seven state races.
2020: First case of Covid 19 in NYC
On March 1,  2020, in New York, a health care worker returning from Iran reported the first known case of COVID-19.

List of Important Birthdays 

  • Pareshchandra Bhattacharya
    Paresh Chandra Bhattacharya OBE was born on March 1, 1903, and, from 1 March 1962 to 30 June 1967, was the seventh Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Mr Kartar Singh Duggal
    Kartar Singh Duggal was an Indian writer who wrote in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, and English.
  • R. P. Goenka
    Rama Prasad Goenka, born in Kolkata, was the founder and emeritus chairman of the multi-sector Indian industrial conglomerate, the RPG Group.
  • Justin Bieber
    Justin Drew Bieber, born on March 1, 1994, is a popular and world-renowned Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Glenn Miller
    Born on March 1, 1904, Alton Glenn Miller was an American trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in big bands’ swing era.

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