Historical Events for 1st March 2023

1831 – Lord John Russell introduces the Reform Bill in the British House of Commons on the government’s behalf to revamp the electoral system of England and Wales and increase the franchise
1864 – Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
1867 – Howard University, Washington, D.C., chartered
1914 – Dutch Minister of War Hendrikus Colijn named director of British Petroleum
1941 – Former University of Notre Dame star fullback Elmer Layden is named first Commissioner of the NFL
1944 – U-358 sinks in Atlantic
1972 – Two Catholic teenagers shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary while ‘joy riding’ in a stolen car in Belfast
1996 – New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
2002 – The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 miles) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons).
2006 – English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station

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