On This Day — March 1st


March 1st the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

Historical Events:

1692 – Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.

1872 – Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.

1932 – Charles Lindbergh’s son is reportedly kidnapped.

1953 – Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later.

1998 – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

Celebrity Births:

Singer Justin Bieber turns 24

Actress Lupita Nyong’o turns 35

Actor and Director Ron Howard turns 64

Singer Kesha turns 31

Supernatural Actor Jensen Ackles turns 40