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On this day: March 1

Published On: Feb 27 2013 02:32:47 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 01 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Salem is gripped by witch hysteria, Yellowstone becomes the world's first national park, the Lindbergh baby is kidnapped, and the Watergate Seven are indicted, all on this day.

OTD March 1 - Ralph Ellison
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1914: Author Ralph Ellison, best known for his National Book Award-winning novel "Invisible Man," is born in Oklahoma City, Okla. He died of pancreatic cancer at age 80 on April 16, 1994.

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