Historical Events for 1st March 2019

1593 – The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
1864 – Rebecca Lee in the US becomes 1st African American woman to receive a medical degree
1867 – Howard University, Washington, D.C., chartered
1936 – Boulder (Hoover) Dam fully completed
1938 – Federal Trade Commission orders 8 manufacturers and the PGA of America to end their practice of golf ball price-fixing
1941 – German troops invade Bulgaria
1970 – Kreisky’s social democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
1984 – Landsat 5 and ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
1996 – New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
2017 – Gustav Klimt’s painting “Bauerngarten” sells for $59.3m in London

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