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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 - Articles of Confederation
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1781: Maryland becomes the last of the 13 colonies to ratify the Articles of Confederation. The Articles provided domestic and international legitimacy for the Continental Congress to direct the American Revolutionary War, conduct diplomacy with Europe and deal with territorial issues and Indian relations. They were eventually replaced by the U.S. Constitution on March 4, 1789.

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