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 This day in History - March 1
504 Historic Events for March 1
1966

Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria

Event
1966

Steve Reed, LA Calif, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)

Birth
1966

Clinton Gregory, singer

Birth
1966

John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)

Birth
1966

Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)

Event
1966

Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)

Birth
1967

Dominica and St Lucia gain independence from Britain

Event
1967

Aron Winter, Surnamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)

Birth
1967

WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast

Event
1967

Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London

Event
1967

House of Reps expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116)

Event
1968

Dave Zuniga, Worland WYO, 136« lbs/greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-96)

Birth
1968

Salil Ankola, cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989)

Birth
1968

Sanjeeva Weerasinghe, cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka v India at 17)

Birth
1968

G v d Vring, writer, dies

Death
1968

Georg von der Vring, German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78

Death
1968

Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect

Event
1968

Singers Johnny Cash (36) and June Carter (38) wed

Event
1968

Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands

Event
1968

Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting

Event
1968

NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return

Event
1969

Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast

Event
1969

NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

Event
1969

Azam Khan, cricketer (Pakistan ODI batsman 1996)

Birth
1969

Doug Creek, Winchester VA, pitcher (SF Giants)

Birth