DayBird - March 1st
752 BC – Romulus, first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women.
1562 – Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion. Someone threw a rock at a duke, or something. Officially.
1692- Salem Witch Hunt begins - Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, are charged with the practice of witchcraft. Tituba, under coercion, torture or you know they asked her nicely, confessed to the crime. Go ahead, name names, Kazan.
It started a month before with Abby and sis throwing a tantrum. Others soon join in. The first tried was Bridget Bishop, who was found guilty and executed by hanging. Thirteen women and four men followed her to the gallows, and one man was executed by crushing. Those tried were condemned on the basis of the witnesses' shenanigans during the proceedings.
1910 – David Niven, English actor (d. 1983) or you can watch “Casino Royale” in its entirety.
1922 – Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1995)
1932 - Lindbergh baby kidnapped. Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family's home in Jersey. The kidnapper used a ladder to climb up to the open second-floor window. Does not end like “Raising Arizona”
1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.
1954 – Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll. It proved to be a large radiation fallout disaster: ashes from the explosion flew miles into inhabited islands. Sharing is caring.
1981 - Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland.
We lost the gold yesterday in Hockey, in overtime. Well played, Canada. Now back to ignoring the existence of NBC.