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This day in history

Friday, March 1, is the 60th day of 2013. There are 305 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Robert Clary is 87. Singer Harry Belafonte is 86. Actor Robert Conrad is 78. Rock singer Roger Daltrey is 69. Actor-director Ron Howard is 59. Actor Tim Daly is 57. Singer-musician Jon Carroll is 56. Actor Javier Bardem is 44. Pop singer Justin Bieber is 19.

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In 1790, President Washington signed a measure authorizing the first US Census.

In 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state.

In 1872, President Grant signed an act creating Yellowstone National Park.

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

In 1954, Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the US House of Representatives, wounding five congressmen.

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

In 1971, a bomb went off inside a men’s room at the US Capitol; the radical group Weather Underground claimed responsibility.

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

In 2003, suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured by CIA and Pakistani agents. Iraq began complying with orders from UN weapons inspectors to destroy its Al Samoud II missiles.

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