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Saturday, March 1, 2008

March 1

In the news today I read Yellowstone National Park created on March 1, 1872 so I googled it looking for more information. I am amazed at how much information can be obtaind on the early days of Yellowstone National Park. Here is some information I found and also some events that happened on March 1.

On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses Grant signed into existence the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park. The 2.2 million acres of wilderness was "set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people."

On March 1, 1790 1st US Census authorized.

On March 1, 1803 Ohio becomes the 17th state.

On March 1, 1867 most of Nebraska becomes 37th state (expanded later).

On March 1, 1910 3 passenger trains buried at Stevens Pass Cascade Range in Washington State. 118 die. Worst snow slide in US history.

On March 1, 1932 Charles Lindbergh Jr. (20 months) was kidnapped in New Jersey; found dead on March 12

On March 1, 1941 Captain America appears in a comic book.

On Mar 1, 1954 Ted Williams fractures collarbone in 1st game of spring training after flying 39 combat missions without injury in Korean War.

On March 1, 1968 Singers Johnny Cash (36) and June Carter (38) wed .

On March 1, 1974 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides.

On March 1, 1982 New York Times raises it's price from 25 cents to 30 cents

On March 1, 1988 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist.

On March 1, 1995 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland.

“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” is probably the most famous and popular saying about this transitional month. But why those particular animals? Some authorities believe that the lion and lamb saying has a heavenly connection. The constellation Leo, the lion, is rising in the east at the beginning of March, hence the “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of March, and so “will go out like a lamb.”

And on this March 1, In the words of my Father, "That's it for Today".


Anonymous said...

Don't forget Shakespeare/Julius Caesar--Beware the Ides of March.

Debbie and Rod said...

I just read this today (the 5th). My daughter was born on the 1st so I sent her all those "fun" facts.