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  • Milan, Italy
    Wednesday Mar 1, 293
    Roman Empire

    Maximian gave Constantius the office of caesar

    Milan, Italy
    Wednesday Mar 1, 293

    Sometime after his return, and before 293, Diocletian transferred command of the war against Carausius from Maximian to Flavius Constantius, a former Governor of Dalmatia and a man of military experience stretching back to Aurelian's campaigns against Zenobia (272–73). He was Maximian's praetorian prefect in Gaul, and the husband to Maximian's daughter, Theodora. On 1 March 293 at Milan, Maximian gave Constantius the office of caesar.




  • Roman Republic (Present-Day Rome, Italy)
    Friday Mar 1, 509
    Roman Republic

    Valerius returned to Rome to celebrate a triumph

    Roman Republic (Present-Day Rome, Italy)
    Friday Mar 1, 509

    The consul Valerius collected the spoils of the routed Etruscans and returned to Rome to celebrate a triumph on 1 March 509 BC.




  • Piacenza, Italy
    Friday Mar 1, 1095
    Byzantine Empire

    Council of Piacenza

    Piacenza, Italy
    Friday Mar 1, 1095

    At the Council of Piacenza in 1095, envoys from Alexios spoke to Pope Urban II about the suffering of the Christians of the East and underscored that without help from the West they would continue to suffer under Muslim rule. Urban saw Alexios's request as a dual opportunity to cement Western Europe and reunite the Eastern Orthodox Church with the Roman Catholic Church under his rule.




  • United Kingdom
    Saturday Mar 1, 1484
    Elizabeth Woodville

    Elizabeth and her daughters came out of sanctuary after Richard III publicly swore an oath that her daughters would not be harmed

    United Kingdom
    Saturday Mar 1, 1484

    On 1 March 1484, Elizabeth and her daughters came out of sanctuary after Richard III publicly swore an oath that her daughters would not be harmed or molested and that they would not be imprisoned in the Tower of London or in any other prison. He also promised to provide them with marriage portions and to marry them to "gentlemen born". The family returned to Court, apparently reconciled to Richard III.




  • Southern Italian peninsula and Sicily
    Saturday Mar 1, 1783
    1783 Calabrian earthquakes

    Weakest of the sequence

    Southern Italian peninsula and Sicily
    Saturday Mar 1, 1783

    This earthquake was the weakest of the sequence and caused relatively little damage. The earthquake is thought to have involved the rupturing of the northern segment of the Serre fault.




  • Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Mar 1, 1811
    Muhammad Ali of Egypt

    Massacre of the Mamelukes

    Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Mar 1, 1811

    Muhammad Ali invited the Mamluk leaders to a celebration at the Cairo Citadel in honor of his son, Tusun Pasha, who was to lead a military expedition into Arabia. The event was held on 1 March 1811. When the Mamluks had gathered at the Citadel and were surrounded and killed by Muhammad Ali's troops.




  • Korea
    Saturday Mar 1, 1919
    Korean War

    The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea

    Korea
    Saturday Mar 1, 1919

    Many Korean nationalists fled the country. The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea was founded in 1919 in Nationalist China.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 1927
    Bank of America

    The combined bank operates under Federal Charter 13044, which was granted to Giannini's Bank of Italy

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 1927

    While NationsBank was the nominal survivor, the merged bank took the better-known name of Bank of America. Hence, the holding company was renamed Bank of America Corporation, while NationsBank, N.A. merged with Bank of America NT&SA to form Bank of America, N.A. as the remaining legal bank entity. The combined bank operates under Federal Charter 13044, which was granted to Giannini's Bank of Italy on March 1, 1927.


  • Brazil
    Saturday Mar 1, 1930
    Brazilian Revolution of 1930

    The Elections were Held

    Brazil
    Saturday Mar 1, 1930

    The elections were held on March 1, 1930 and gave victory to Júlio Prestes, who received 1,091,709 votes against 742,794 given to Getúlio Vargas. Notoriously, Vargas had almost 100% of the votes in Rio Grande do Sul.


  • India
    Saturday Mar 1, 1930
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Gandhi's Letter to the viceroy of India

    India
    Saturday Mar 1, 1930

    Gandhi sent an ultimatum in the form of a polite letter to the viceroy of India, Lord Irwin, on 2 March. A young left wing British Quaker by the name of Reg Reynolds delivered the letter. Gandhi condemned British rule in the letter, describing it as "a curse" that "has impoverished the dumb millions by a system of progressive exploitation and by a ruinously expensive military and civil administration... It has reduced us politically to serfdom." Gandhi also mentioned in the letter that the viceroy received a salary "over five thousand times India's average income. British violence, Gandhi promised, was going to be defeated by Indian non-violence.


  • Yugoslavia
    Sunday Mar 1, 1942
    Josip Broz Tito

    The Second Proletarian Brigade

    Yugoslavia
    Sunday Mar 1, 1942

    On 1 March 1942, Tito created the Second Proletarian Brigade.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 1, 1945
    John F. Kennedy

    Kennedy Retired

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 1, 1945

    On March 1, 1945, Kennedy retired from the Navy Reserve on physical disability and was honorably discharged with the full rank of lieutenant.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 1, 1947
    International Monetary Fund

    IMF began its financial operations

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 1, 1947

    On 1 March 1947, the IMF began its financial operations.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 1, 1948
    Marilyn Monroe

    2nd contract

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 1, 1948

    She became a friend and occasional sex partner of Fox executive Joseph M. Schenck, who persuaded his friend Harry Cohn, the head executive of Columbia Pictures, to sign her in March 1948.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Thursday Mar 1, 1951
    Korean War

    A Cable to Stalin

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Thursday Mar 1, 1951

    On 1 March 1951, Mao sent a cable to Stalin emphasizing the difficulties faced by Chinese forces and the need for air cover, especially over supply lines. Apparently impressed by the Chinese war effort, Stalin agreed to supply two air force divisions, three anti-aircraft divisions, and six thousand trucks.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Mar 1, 1953
    Che Guevara

    Finishing Studying

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Mar 1, 1953

    Completed his university education and passed his medical degree.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 1955
    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong made his First Test Flight

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 1955

    Following his graduation from Purdue, Armstrong became an experimental research test pilot. He applied at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station at Edwards Air Force Base. NACA had no open positions, and forwarded his application to the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, where Armstrong made his first test flight on March 1, 1955.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Mar 1, 1962
    Conflict in Myanmar

    Coup d'état

    Myanmar
    Thursday Mar 1, 1962

    After three successive parliamentary governments governed Myanmar (Burma), the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed Forces), led by General Ne Win, enacted a coup d'état in 1962, which ousted the parliamentary government and replaced it with a military junta.


  • St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 1, 1964
    Martin Luther King

    St. Augustine Movement

    St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 1, 1964

    In March 1964, King and the SCLC joined forces with Robert Hayling's then-controversial movement in St. Augustine, Florida. Hayling's group had been affiliated with the NAACP but was forced out of the organization for advocating armed self-defense alongside nonviolent tactics. However, the pacifist SCLC accepted them.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Mar 1, 1964
    Malcolm X

    Left the Nation of Islam

    U.S.
    Sunday Mar 1, 1964

    On March 8, 1964, Malcolm X publicly announced his break from the Nation of Islam. He was still a Muslim, he said, but felt that the Nation had "gone as far as it can" because of its rigid teachings. He said he was planning to organize a black nationalist organization to "heighten the political consciousness" of African Americans.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 1, 1967
    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Inactivation

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 1, 1967

    In March 1966, Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces. He was systematically denied a boxing license in every state and stripped of his passport. As a result, he did not fight from March 1967 to October 1970—from ages 25 to almost 29—as his case worked its way through the appeals process before his conviction was overturned in 1971.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Mar 1, 1978
    Jackie Chan

    1st major breakthrough

    Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Mar 1, 1978

    Chan's first major breakthrough was the 1978 film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, shot while he was loaned to Seasonal Film Corporation under a two-picture deal.[28] Director Yuen Woo-ping allowed Chan complete freedom over his stunt work. The film established the comedic kung fu genre, and proved refreshing to the Hong Kong audience.


  • Pristina, Kosovo
    Sunday Mar 1, 1981
    Kosovo War

    The First major outbreak occurred in Kosovo's main city

    Pristina, Kosovo
    Sunday Mar 1, 1981

    The first major outbreak occurred in Kosovo's main city, Pristina, when a protest of University of Pristina students over long queues in their university canteen rapidly escalated and in late March and early April 1981 spread throughout Kosovo, causing mass demonstrations in several towns. The disturbances were quelled by the Presidency of Yugoslavia proclaiming a state of emergency, sending in riot police and the army, which resulted in numerous casualties.


  • England
    Tuesday Mar 1, 1988
    Stephen Hawking

    A Brief History of Time

    England
    Tuesday Mar 1, 1988

    Publishes "A Brief History of Time," a book on cosmology aimed at the general public that becomes an instant bestseller.


  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 1, 1991
    Prince William

    First public appearance

    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 1, 1991

    His first public appearance was on 1 March 1991—Saint David's Day—during an official visit of his parents to Cardiff. After arriving by airplane, William was taken to Llandaff Cathedral where he signed the visitors' book, showing he is left-handed.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Mar 1, 1992
    Bosnian War

    The Sarajevo wedding shooting

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Mar 1, 1992

    Serbs consider the Sarajevo wedding shooting, when a groom's father was killed on the second day of the Bosnian independence referendum, 1 March 1992, to have been the first victim of the war.


  • Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Saturday Mar 1, 2003
    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Was Arrested

    Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Saturday Mar 1, 2003

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, by Pakistani security officials working with the CIA. He was then held at multiple CIA secret prisons and Guantanamo Bay where he was interrogated and tortured with methods including waterboarding.


  • Novena, Singapore
    Saturday Mar 1, 2003
    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Spreading to Singapore

    Novena, Singapore
    Saturday Mar 1, 2003

    On March 1, 26-year-old Esther Mok was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital after visiting Hong Kong, starting the Singapore outbreak. She recovered as various family members died.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Mar 1, 2006
    Nintendo

    Nintendo DS Lite

    Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Mar 1, 2006

    In the first half of 2006, Nintendo released the Nintendo DS Lite, a version of the original Nintendo DS with lighter weight, brighter screen, and better battery life. In addition to this streamlined design, its prolific subset of casual games appealed to the masses, such as the Brain Age series. Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. provided a substantial addition to the Mario series when it was launched to the top of sales charts.


  • Ecuador
    Saturday Mar 1, 2008
    Colombian conflict

    The Military Operation in Ecuador on a FARC Position

    Ecuador
    Saturday Mar 1, 2008

    On March 1, 2008, the Colombian armed forces launched a military operation 1.8 kilometres into Ecuador on a FARC position, killing 24, including Raúl Reyes, member of the FARC Central High Command. This led to the 2008 Andean diplomatic crisis between Colombia and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, supported by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2016
    Microsoft

    Microsoft announced The merger of its PC and Xbox Divisions

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

    On March 1, 2016, Microsoft announced the merger of its PC and Xbox divisions, with Phil Spencer announcing that Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps would be the focus for Microsoft's gaming in the future.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2016
    Uber

    UberEATS app with all-day delivery launches in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

    On March 1, the new UberEATS app with all-day delivery launches in Los Angeles, California.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 1, 2018
    Best Buy

    The company announced that it would shut down its 250 standalone Best Buy Mobile stores in the United States

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 1, 2018

    On March 1, 2018, the company announced that it would shut down its 250 standalone Best Buy Mobile stores in the United States by the end of May, due to low revenue and high costs. The Best Buy Mobile stores were reported to account for 1% of the company's revenue.


  • Armenia
    Sunday Mar 1, 2020
    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Positive case in Armenia

    Armenia
    Sunday Mar 1, 2020

    On 1 March 2020, Nikol Pashinian, Prime Minister of Armenia announced a positive case of corona in his country. He said the subject, a 29-year-old Armenian citizen, had arrived a few days ago from Tehran.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Sunday Mar 1, 2020
    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Situation report - 41

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Sunday Mar 1, 2020

    On March 1, 2020, the WHO announced that the Covid-19 virus infections have reached 87,137 (79,968 in China) and the death count was 2,977 (2,873 in China)


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Mar 1, 2021
    World Trade Organization

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Mar 1, 2021

    Since March 2021, Okonjo-Iweala has been serving as Director-General of the WTO: World Trade Organization. Notably, she is the first woman and first African to lead The World Trade Organization as Director-General.


  • St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 1, 2021
    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Philip was transferred by ambulance to St Bartholomew's Hospital to continue treatment for an infection

    St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 1, 2021

    On 1 March 2021, Philip was transferred by ambulance to St Bartholomew's Hospital to continue treatment for an infection, and additionally to undergo "testing and observation" relating to a pre-existing heart condition.


  • Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2022
    Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    A bombardment of Kharkiv

    Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Tuesday Mar 1, 2022

    A Russian missile later hit the regional administration building on Freedom Square during a bombardment of Kharkiv, killing at least ten civilians, and wounding 35 others.


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