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On March first, 1932, the infant son of Anne and Charles
Lindbergh was kidnapped from the family
home near Hopewell, New Jersey. (Remains
identified as those of the baby were found the
On this date:
In 1781, the Continental Congress adopted the
Articles of Confederation.
In 1790, Congress
authorized the first US Census.
In 1845, President
Tyler signed a congressional resolution to annex
the Republic of Texas.
In 1864, Rebecca
Lee became the first black woman to receive an
American medical degree, from the New England
Female Medical College in Boston.
In 1867, Nebraska
became the 37th state.
In 1872, Congress
authorized creation of Yellowstone National Park.
"Native Son" by Richard Wright was
In 1954, Puerto
Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery
of the U-S House of Representatives, wounding
In 1961, President
Kennedy established the Peace Corps.
In 1981, Irish
Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger
strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he
died 65 days later.
Ten years ago: The
controversial Seabrook, New Hampshire, nuclear
power plant won federal permission to go on line
after two decades of protests and legal
Five years ago:
Somalia militiamen loyal to warlord Mohamed
Farrah Aidid seized control of the Mogadishu
airport after peacekeepers withdrew. At the 37th
annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Sheryl Crow
won record of the year for "All I Wanna
Do" while Tony Bennett's "MTV
Unplugged" was named best album.
One year ago: The
General Accounting Office released an audit of
the Internal Revenue Service which found chronic
problems in the agency's record-keeping. An
attack by Rwandan Hutu rebels in a Ugandan
national park left eight foreign tourists,
including two Americans, and a park guard dead.
"If you are able to
state a problem, it can be solved."
Edwin H. Land, American inventor (1909-1991).