On this day: March 1

Published On: Feb 27 2013 02:32:47 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 01 2016 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 - Harry Caray
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1914: Baseball broadcaster Harry Caray is born Harry Christopher Carabina in St. Louis, Missouri. Caray got his start with a long tenure calling games for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1945 through 1969 before moving onto broadcasting games for the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs. He became especially well known for singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch of games during his time with the White Sox, a tradition that continued when he moved to the Cubs following the 1981 season. He's seen here in a 1951 publicity photo from the Cardinals. He died at age 83 on Feb. 18, 1998, of cardiac arrest with resulting brain damage, four days after collapsing at a restaurant and hitting his head on a table.

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