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 - Henri Becquerel
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1896: French physicist Henri Becquerel accidentally discovers radioactivity after developing photographic plates that he had left in a drawer with uranium crystals.

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