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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 - Venera 3
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1966: The Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface. Although it was successful in reaching the planet, the probe's communications systems failed before it could return any information about the planet.

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