Today is a great day in history so put on your swatch, turn on the radio and find out what happened on March 1st. March 1st is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). There are 305 days remaining. Cheers to our friends in Iceland who are Raising an icy-cold frothy mug and celebrating Beer Day today.

  1. 1642 - Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine) becomes the first incorporated city in the USA.
  2. 1692 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts.
  3. 1781 - The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
  4. 1790 - The first United States census is authorized.
  5. 1803 - Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
  6. 1845 - President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.
  7. 1867 - Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.
  8. 1872 - Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.
  9. 1912 - Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
  10. 1936 - Hoover Dam is completed.
  11. 1941 - W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S..
  12. 1961 - President of the United States John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
  13. 1966 - Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.
  14. 1969 - During a performance at Miami's Dinner Key Auditorium, Jim Morrison of the Doors is arrested for exposing himself during the show.
  15. 1974 - Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  16. 1978 - Charlie Chaplin's coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery.
  17. 1983 - Swatch introduces their first timepieces.
  18. 1994 - Seattle grunge band Nirvana play their last show in Munich, Germany.
  19. 2004 - Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
  20. 2006 - English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.