Saturday, March 1, 2008

Today in History: March 1

  • 1562 Frech Catholic fanatics massacre 1,000 Protestant Huguenots in the town of Wassy-sur-Blaise in Champagne, starting the 1st Catholic-Huguenot War.
  • 1692 Salem Witch Trials, in Massachusetts, kick off with trials of Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba.
  • 1781 The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union finally ratified almost 3 and a half years after they were adopted by the 2nd Continental Congress; tail-end Maryland.
  • 1805 SCOTUS Associate Justice Samuel Chase acquited in his impeachment trial by the Senate. He is the only SCOTUS Justice to be impeached.
  • 1910 English actor and WWII commando David Niven born.
  • 1950 German-American physicist and spy Klaus Fuchs, who worked on the Manhattan Project, is convicted of giving the Soviet Union A-bomb secrets.
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