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This day in history

Saturday, March 1, is the 60th day of 2014. There are 305 days left in the year.

Birthdays: Actor Robert Clary (“Hogan’s Heroes’’) is 88. Singer Harry Belafonte is 87. Rock singer Roger Daltrey is 70. Actor-director Ron Howard is 60. Pop singer Justin Bieber is 20.

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In 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first black woman to receive an American medical degree, from the New England Female Medical College in Boston.

In 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (Remains were found the following May.)

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.

In 1974, seven people, including former Nixon White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman and former attorney general John Mitchell, were indicted on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice in the Watergate break-in.

In 1981, Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he died 65 days later.

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