March 1 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Heroes' Day Paraguay National Holiday
Patriots' Day Mongolia Observance
Zero Discrimination Day - International (Awareness & Cause, United Nations)
Independence Movement Day South Korea National Holiday
St. David's Day Multiple [Show] Observance
Self-Injury Awareness Day - International (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)
Martisor (first day of spring) Moldova Observance
Independence Day Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Holiday
St. David's Day Multiple [Show] Observance
World Compliment Day - Unofficial (Appreciation & Honor)
Plan a Solo Vacation Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Lifestyle)
Baba Marta Bulgaria Observance
Mărțișor Romania Observance
Yap Day Micronesia Local Holiday
Day of the Balearic Islands Spain (Balearic Islands) Local Holiday
National Pig Day - Unofficial (Animals)
Women's History Month - Monthly
National Dadgum That’s Good Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Fruit Compote Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Horse Protection Day - Unofficial (Animals)
Casimir Pulaski Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Lavity Stoutt's Birthday British Virgin Islands Public Holiday
Labour Day Australia (Western Australia) Common State Holiday
Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day Guam Public Holiday
Remembrance Day Marshall Islands Public Holiday
Republic Day Switzerland (Neuchâtel) Common Local Holiday
National Invest In Veterans Week - Unofficial (Appreciation & Honor)
Will Eisner Week - Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Telecommuter Appreciation Week - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
National Cheerleading Week - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Sports)
National School Breakfast Week - Unofficial (Education & Reading, Food & Drinks)
Women In Construction Week - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)

Historical Events on March 1

  • 1562: The French Wars of Religion officially start when 63 Huguenots are murdered in Wassy, France.
  • 1565: Rio de Jeneiro is founded as a city on this day.
  • 1628: According to writs issued in February of 1628, today is the date that all towns must pay a ship tax in England. Previously only seaport towns had to pay a ship tax.
  • 1642: Georgeana, Massachusetts is officially incorporated as a city. This city – which is now known as York, Maine – is considered to be the oldest incorporated city in the U.S.
  • 1692: Tituba, Sara Good and Sara Osborne are brought in front of Salem Village’s local magistrate. This would be the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials.
  • 1781: The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress.
  • 1790: The first census audit in the U.S is authorized.
  • 1793: During the French Revolutionary War, the Battle of Aldenhoven begins.
  • 1815:S President James Madison signs into law Georgetown University’s congressional charter.
  • 1836: Delegates from almost 60 Texas communities meet at a convention convened in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas to debate about becoming independent from Mexico.
  • 1845: The Republic of Texas officially starts on its road to becoming a U.S state when United States President John Tyler signs a bill that allows the U.S to annex it.
  • 1867: Nebraska enters the United States as the 37thS. State. The name of Lancaster, Nebraska is changed to Lincoln and is made the state capital of the state.
  • 1872: Yellowstone National Park is found and becomes the first national park in the entire world.
  • 1881: The Minnesota State Capitol burns to the ground.
  • 1893: The first public demonstration of radio is given by Nikola Tesla in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.

Famous Birthdays on March 1

  • Polish composer and pianist, Frédéric Chopin is born in 1810.
  • English architect Augustus Pugin is born in 1812.
  • English author Jim Crace is born in 1946.
  • Canadian-American actor and composer, Alan Thicke is born in 1947.
  • American singer-songwriter, Kesha is born in 1987.
  • Canadian singer-songwriter, Justin Bieber is born in 1994.

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