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This Day in History – March 1, 2011

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1790 – The U.S. Congress authorized the first census.   1803 – Ohio became the 17th state in the United States.   1864 – Rebecca Lee was the first black woman awarded a medical degree.   1867 – Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States.   1872 – Yellowstone became the world’s first National Park.   1932 – The 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped.   1961 – President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.   1981 – IRA member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike in Maze Prison; he would die 65 days later.]]]]> ]]>

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