Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date

Monday, March 1, 2021

Today is the 60th day of 2021.  There are 305 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1781
The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation.
1790
Congress authorized the first U.S. census.
1845
President Tyler signed a congressional resolution to annex the Republic of Texas.
1864
Rebecca Lee became the first black woman to receive an American medical degree, from the New England Female Medical College in Boston.
1867
Nebraska became the 37th state.
1872
Congress authorized creation of Yellowstone National Park.
1896
The Battle of Adowa began in Ethiopia between the forces of Emperor Menelik II and Italian troops. The Italians suffered a crushing defeat.
1932
The infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J.
1940
"Native Son" by Richard Wright was first published.
1954
Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five congressmen.
1961
President Kennedy established the Peace Corps.
1967
U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell of New York City, accused of misconduct, was denied his seat in the 90th Congress. The Supreme Court ruled in 1969 that Powell had to be seated.
1981
Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he died 65 days later.
1990
The controversial Seabrook, N.H., nuclear power plant won federal permission to go on line after two decades of protests and legal struggles.