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Marshall Islands: Memorial Day and Nuclear Victims' Remembrance Day
(Observed annually on March 1)
Marshall Islands Nuclear Weapons Bank Holidays
United States: National Pig Day
Pigs Central Park Zoo
1610 John Pell (English Mathematician) John Pell Algebra Chambers Book of Days
1924 Archer J.P. Martin (English Biochemist; 1952 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) English Scientists & Mathematicians Biochemistry Chromatography 1952 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
Donald "Deke" Slayton (Wisconsin-born Astronaut, NASA Administrator) Wisconsin Explorers and Astronauts Astronauts NASA Wisconsin Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1859 Manuel Johnson (English Astronomer) English Scientists & Mathematicians Space and Astronomy Chambers Book of Days
1991 Edwin H Land (Connecticut-born Inventor of Polaroid Land Camera) Edwin Land Physics Inventors Inventor of Polaroid Instant Film
1854 The California Steam Navigation Company Is Formed California Business Steamboats Business Learn California
1875 Georgia Makes Cruelty to Animals a Misdemeanor Punishable with Fines Up to $50 Georgia Animals Law University of Georgia
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
1912 Albert Berry Makes the First Parachute Descent from a Powered Airplane in America Aviation History Historic Firsts U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
1937 Washington Passes Act Allowing Counties to Set Aside Land for Public Parks and Campsites Washington Parks & Landmarks Earth and Environmental Science Law and Legal Resources History Link
1950 Nuclear Scientist, Klaus Fuchs, Is Sentenced to 14 Years Imprisonment for Espionage German Scientists & Mathematicians Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons Cold War Trchnology and Society BBC
1954 U.S. Detonates Massive 15MT Above-ground H-bomb Explosion on Bikini Atoll Nuclear Weapons BBC Asian History
1966 Soviet Union's Venera 3 Crash Lands on Venus as First Man-made Object to Reach Another Planet Russian Space Program Space Exploration Venus Historic Firsts History Channel NASA
In Minnesota, a 4-day Storm Begins, Dropping 23" of Snow in Aitkin and 37" in International Falls Minnesota Snow Minnesota Historical Society
1978 The Nature Conservancy Buys Enchanted Rock in Texas Texas Earth and Environmental Science Enchanted Rock The Nature Conservancy Texas State Historical Association
1983 Tornado in South Los Angeles Injures 33 Los Angeles Tornados TV Archives
1984 NASA Launches Landsat-D Prime (Landsat 5) Mapping Satellite Space Exploration Maps NASA
USSR Conducts Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons
1990 Seabrook, NH, Nuclear Power Plant Wins Federal Permission to Go On Line Seabrook, New Hampshire Nuclear Energy Law and Legal Resources New York Times
2002 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-109) to Service Hubble Telescope Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA
Data from NASA Probe Suggests Significant Presence of Frozen Water on Mars Space Exploration Mars Water NASA

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