Historical Events for 1st March 2024

1872 – Yellowstone becomes the world’s 1st national park
1913 – 1First state law requiring bonding of officers and state employees, ND
1941 – Former University of Notre Dame star fullback Elmer Layden is named first Commissioner of the NFL
1953 – After an all-night movie and dinner session with his top advisers, Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.
1966 – Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
1991 – 37 year-old Pat Day becomes the 6th jockey in history whose mounts earned $100 million when he rides Wild Sierra to 2nd-place in the 1st race at Oaklawn Park, Arkansas
1992 – “Visit” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1993 – New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie ‘The Mighty Ducks’
2003 – Legendary Mount St. Mary’s basketball head coach Jim Phelan wins final game of 49 year career as Mountaineers win 60-56 over Central Connecticut State; Phelan: 830 wins in NCAA record 1,354 games
2004 – Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.

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