Today In History




Today in History: Sunday, March  01, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On March 1, 1932, The 20-month-old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (The child's body was found two months later.)
 
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On this date in:
1781The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation.
1790Congress authorized the first U.S. census.
1845President John Tyler signed a congressional resolution to annex the Republic of Texas.
1867Nebraska became the 37th state.
1872Congress authorized creation of Yellowstone National Park.
1922Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was born in Jerusalem.
1940The novel "Native Son" by Richard Wright was published.
1954Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five congressmen.
1961President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps.
1968Country musicians Johnny Cash and June Carter were married.
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1974Former 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.
1981Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. (He died 65 days later.)
2003Suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured by CIA and Pakistani agents near Islamabad.
2005BTK 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.)
2005A closely divided Supreme Court outlawed the death penalty for juvenile criminals.
2012Online publisher and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart died in Los Angeles at age 43.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Rock singer Roger Daltrey (The Who) turns 71 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Robert ClaryActor ("Hogan's Heroes")89
Harry BelafonteSinger88
Robert ConradActor80
Dirk BenedictActor70
Alan ThickeActor ("Growing Pains")68
Catherine BachActress ("The Dukes of Hazzard")61
Ron HowardActor, director61
Tim DalyActor ("Wings")59
Ron FrancisHockey Hall of Famer52
John David CullumActor49
George EadsActor ("CSI")48
Javier BardemActor ("No Country for Old Men")46
Chris WebberBasketball player42
Lupita Nyong'oActress28
KeshaSinger28
Singer Justin Bieber turns 21 years old today.
AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini
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