Chicago Daily Tribune
ON MARCH 1 ...
On March 1, 1781, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation.
In 1872 Congress authorized creation of Yellowstone National Park.
In 1922 Yitzhak Rabin, the
Israeli soldier, statesman and politician who won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize as Israeli prime minister, was born in Jerusalem.
In 1932 20-month-old Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the 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 1961 President John Kennedy established the Peace Corps.
In 1962 the first Kmart store opened, in Garden City, Mich.
In 1974 seven aides of President Richard Nixon were indicted by a federal grand jury in the Watergate scandal on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice.
In 1995 Somalia militiamen loyal to warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid seized control of the Mogadishu airport after peacekeepers withdrew.
In 2003 suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, was captured by CIA and Pakistani agents in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
In 2005 Dennis Rader, accused of leading a double life as the BTK serial killer, was charged in Wichita, Kan., with 10 counts of first-degree murder.