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This Day in History on 1st March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 1st March. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Beer Day of Iceland.
  • Heroes’ Day of Paraguay.
  • National Pig Day of United States.
  • Remembrance Day of Marshall Islands.
  • Self-injury Awareness Day.
  • World Civil Defence Day.

World Civil Defence Day is celebrated on 1st March every year across the world to commemorates the entry into force of the ICDO Constitution as an intergovernmental organisation in 1972.
The day was created by decision of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) General Assembly in 1990
Theme: “Together with civil defence against disasters”.

Important Events:

1872: Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park
1893: Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
1908: Tata Iron & Steel Company was the first steel company to be established in India
1946: The Bank of England is Nationalized
1962: Gaya University renamed as Magadh University.
1971: 5th General Election of India begins
1995: Yahoo is incorporated
1998: Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
1498: Vasco de Gama landed at what is now Mozambique on his way to India.
1562: In Vassy, France, Catholics massacred over 1,000 Huguenots. The event started the First War of Religion.
1692: In Salem Village, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Salem witch trials began. Four women were the first to be charged.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1 March 1951: Nitish Kumar, chief minister of Bihar, was born
1 March 1944: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Chief Minister ofWest Bengal, was born
1 March 1953: M.K. Stalin, DMK leader and minister, was born
1 March 1968: Salil Ankola, Indian cricketer, was born

Death / Death Anniversary:

1 March 1994: Famous Hindi film-maker, Manmohan Desai passed away at 57

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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