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On This Day in History, March 1

What Happened On This Day – March 1

  • 1998 Titanic becomes the first film to gross $1 billion

    James Cameron's epic account of the sinking of the Titanic had a budget of $ 200 million and grossed over $ 2 billion in the end.

  • 1995 Internet giant Yahoo! is incorporated

    The company was founded in January 1994 as Jerry's guide to the World Wide Web by Jerry Yang and David Filo.

  • 1947 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is formed

    The IMF's primary goal of improving the economies of its member countries has frequently been overshadowed in the past by criticisms about the fund's alleged support of dictatorships and negative impact on the environment.

  • 1932 Aviator Charles Lindbergh's son is kidnapped

    The toddler's abduction and death was one of the most publicized crimes of the century.

  • 1896 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity

    The French physicist made his groundbreaking discovery while trying to prove his erroneous theory that phosphorescent uranium salts absorb sunlight and reemit it as X-rays.

Births On This Day – March 1

  • 1994 Justin Bieber

    Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer

  • 1944 Roger Daltrey

    English singer-songwriter, producer, actor

  • 1922 Yitzhak Rabin

    Israeli politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 1904 Glenn Miller

    American trombonist, composer, bandleader

  • 1810 Frédéric Chopin

    Polish pianist, composer

Deaths On This Day – March 1

  • 2014 Alain Resnais

    French director, cinematographer, screenwriter

  • 1983 Arthur Koestler

    Hungarian/English author, journalist

  • 1980 Dixie Dean

    English footballer

  • 1912 George Grossmith

    English actor, singer

  • 1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi

    Ferrarese pianist, composer

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