Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, March 1, 2004


1692 The Salem Witch Hunt begins in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1932 Charles Lindbergh III, the newborn son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family's new mansion in Hopewell, N.J.

1961 President Kennedy issues Executive Order 10924, establishing the Peace Corps under the Department of State.


1836 During the Texas Revolution, a convention of American Texans meets at Washington-on-the-Brazos in modern-day Texas and declares the independence of Texas from Mexico.

1925 Director, producer and screenwriter Cecil B. DeMille founds his own studio.

1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins with more than 100 U.S. Air Force jet bombers striking an ammunition depot at Xom Bang, 10 miles inside North Vietnam.


1931 President Hoover signs a congressional act making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official national anthem of the United States.

1945 Finland declares war on Germany.

1991 Rodney King becomes the victim of vicious police brutality at the hands of five Los Angeles police officers.


1933 At the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated the 32nd president of the United States.

1941 Britain launches Operation Claymore.

1952 Ernest Hemingway finishes writing "The Old Man and the Sea." The book wins the Pulitzer Prize the following year.


1770 The Boston Massacre.

1946 Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his "Iron Curtain" speech, condemning the Soviet Union's policies in Europe.

1953 Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union since 1924, dies in Moscow.