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Other Notable Events for March 1

On this date in history:

In 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro was established.

In 1692, the notorious witch hunt began in the Salem village of the Massachusetts Bay colony (eventually resulting in the executions of 19 men and ...

Notable Birthdays for March 1

Those born on this date include:

- Polish composer Frederic Chopin in 1810
- author William Dean Howells in 1837
- big band leader Glenn Miller in 1904
- actor David Niven in 1910
- writer Ralph Ellison in 1914
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Astronomy

Today is Sunday, March 1, the 60th day of 2015 with 305 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Your name is the most important thing you own. Don't ever do anything to disgrace or cheapen it. -- Ben Hogan