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Today is Sunday, March 1st, the 61st day of the year. There are 305

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Craft Month,

National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National

Women’s History Month, Red Cross Month, Social Worker’s

Month, National Pig Day, Peanut Butter Lover’s Day


Harry Belafonte, 93, singer/actor/humanitarian

Chris Webber

Chris Webber

Myrlie Evers, 87, politician/widow of Medgar Evers

Norman Connors, 72, singer

Mike Rozier, 59, football player

Booker T., 55, wrestler

Chris Webber, 47, basketball player

Stephen Davis, 46, football player

Big E Langston, 45, wrestler

Lupita Nyongo

Lupita Nyongo

Lupita Nyongo, 37, actress


Ralph Waldo Ellison, 106, writer (d. 1994)

Raymond S.t Jacques, 90, actor/director (d. 1990)



1780 – Pennsylvania becomes 1st U.S. state to abolish slavery

(for new-borns only).

Richard Wright

Richard Wright

1864 – Rebecca Lee becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical


1867 – Howard University, Washington DC, chartered.

1875 – Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by

Supreme Ct, 1883.

1940 – Richard Wright’s novel “Native Son” is published.

1949 – Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ.



1972 – Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points.

1996 – Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his

1,000th victory.

2003 – 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey &

Nelly win.


As a Pisces born on March 1st, your personality is defined by sensitivity, self-sacrifice and intuition. Your are in tune with your emotions and the emotions of others, which allows you to express compassion and understanding in all of your social dealings. While others claim to be selfless, you truly embody the definition of the world, as you will do anything for any person in need. Although you are not looking for anything in return, your family and friends often show their appreciation for your efforts. In all matters of life, you let your intuition guide you, as it is one of your greatest internal assets.

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