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MARCH 1

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Peanut Butter Lover's Day
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Sports Figures
1906 Pete Rozelle (California-born Commissioner of the National Football League) California Sports Figures Football Professional Football Hall of Fame Biography
1919 Harry Caray (Missouri-born Sports Broadcaster, Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Broadcaster Baseball Hall of Fame
1970 Yolanda Griffith (Chicago-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Yolanda Griffith Basketball African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1883 The Arkansas State Hospital for the Mentally Ill Opens Near Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Health Care Mental Health Arkansas State Hospital Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture Arkansas Historical Commission
1894 Jenette Hubbard Bolles Receives Her Degree as the First Female Doctor of Osteopathy Medical Profession American Women in Science and Medicine Historic Firsts DR. Dom IntelliHealth
1909 University of Minnesota Establishes First University School of Nursing Minnesota Education Medicine Historic Firsts University of Minnesota
1910 Worst Snowslide in U.S. History Buries Three Passenger Trains in Wellington, Washington, Killing 96 Wellington, Washington Railroads Snow Death History Link
1934 Primo Canera Beats Tommy Loughran in a Heavyweight Title Bout in Miami Miami, Florida Boxing Florida Historical Society
1942 Baseball Decides Players Cannot Play While on Military Furlough Baseball World War II Baseball Library
1949 Joe Louis Retires as the World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis African-American Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame New York Times
1969 Mickey Mantle Announces His Retirement from Baseball Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1985 Milwaukee Businessman and Future U.S. Senator, Herb Kohl, Purchases the Milwaukee Bucks for $18M Milwaukee, Wisconsin Basketball Business National Basketball Association U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1996 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens Records His 1,000th Coaching Win Lenny Wilkens National Basketball Association African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame University of Georgia

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