Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 1

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This is a list of selected March 1 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 1, 2020 featured article or the March 1, 2020 featured picture.

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Martenitsa in Bulgaria needs more footnotes
Mărțișor in Moldova and Romania original research, unreliable sources
1476War of the Castilian Succession: Although the Battle of Toro was militarily inconclusive, it assured Ferdinand and Isabella the throne of Castile, forming the basis for modern Spain. cleanup required
1562 – Troops of Francis, Duke of Guise, massacred Huguenots in Wassy, France, starting the French Wars of Religion. massacre: refimprove section; wars: refimprove section
1565Rio de Janeiro was founded by the Portuguese as São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. refimprove section
1633Samuel de Champlain reclaimed his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu. refimprove section
1692Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning the Salem witch trials. refimprove sections
1700 – Sweden introduced its own calendar in an attempt to reform into the Gregorian calendar. refimprove
1781 – The Articles of Confederation, the first governing constitution of the United States, was ratified, legally uniting what were originally several independent states into a new sovereign federation. unreferenced section
1805Samuel Chase, the only Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to be impeached, was acquitted by the Senate. refimprove section
1811Muhammad Ali Pasha, Wāli of the Ottoman province of Egypt, killed the leaders of the Mamluk Sultanate to seize power, founding a dynasty that would last until 1952. refimprove section
1919Korea under Japanese rule: The Samil Movement began with numerous peaceful protests in Korea, but was brutally suppressed by the Japanese police and army. refimprove
1954 – The 15-megaton hydrogen bomb Castle Bravo was detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in one of the worst cases of radioactive contamination ever caused by nuclear weapons testing. refimprove section
1954 – Four Puerto Rican nationalists shot 30 rounds from semi-automatic pistols during an open session of the United States House of Representatives, injuring five people. refimprove section
1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps. unreferenced section
1947 – The International Monetary Fund began its financial operations. refimprove section
1956 – The NATO phonetic alphabet, today the most widely used spelling alphabet, was first implemented by the International Civil Aviation Organization. refimprove section
1979Philips publicly demonstrated a prototype of an optical digital audio disc at a press conference in Eindhoven, Netherlands. refimprove section
19811981 Irish hunger strike save for October 3
1991Uprisings against Saddam Hussein began in Iraq, leading to the death of more than 25,000 people, mostly civilians. unreferenced section
2007Danish police forcibly evicted squatters from the Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, prompting widespread rioting that resulted in 690 arrests in 3 days. external links
2009 – The Special Tribunal for Lebanon opened in Leidschendam, Netherlands to prosecute those accused of the 2005 terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri and 21 others. multiple issues


March 1: Independence Day in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992); Rio Carnival begins in Brazil (2019); National Pig Day in the United States; Saint David's Day in Wales; Yap Day in Yap

Warwick Armstrong, c. 1905
Warwick Armstrong

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