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  1. A Roman Mile was defined as 1,000 paces. Armies would leave mile markers every 1,000 steps as they marched; as a result, well-fed armies marching at a fast pace marked longer miles.

  2. Gmail was believed to be an April Fools joke upon its release on March 29 due to its 1 GB storage space: Hotmail offered only 2mb at the time

  3. Burton Joseph, a Jew who representing the ACLU, defended the right for Neo-Nazis to march through Skokie, IL—a community where 1 in 6 residents were Holocaust survivors—because he believed in freedom of speech.

  4. On Saturday night (30 March '12), the Chief of the Israeli Navy gave a surprise order for 3 ships to prepare to leave for a 10-day exercise; the men on the ships worked all night only to learn the next morning (1 April '12) that it was all an April Fool's Day joke.

  5. In March 6, 2010 a blind hiker set on the Appalachian trail with a goal to inspire other visually impaired people. Seven months later, he finished hiking the 1,700 miles using only a cellphone, GPS open-source software, and hearing to locate camps, trailheads, and water sites.

  6. It was not until March of this year that Great Britain finally paid off it's last debt from World War 1.

  7. March 1, 1954, the United States carried out its largest nuclear detonation, “Castle Bravo”. Approximately five hours after the detonation, it began to rain radioactive fallout. Within hours, the atoll was covered with a fine, white, powder-like substance. No one knew it was radioactive fallout.

  8. Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in both the USA and the world when President Ulysses Grant signed it into law on 1 March 1872.

  9. Plessy died on March 1, 1925 in Metairie, Louisiana at the age of sixty-two.

  10. On March 1, 1774 he started his catalogue of the skies by noting Saturn's Rings and the Great Orion Nebula.

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Iceland had prohibition until 1 March 1989. The ban had originally prohibited all alcohol, but from 1935 onward only applied to "strong" beer (with an alcohol content of 2.25% or more). Today, Icelanders celebrate Beer Day on March 1 annually.

The first solo edition of Spider-Man was released in March, 1963. It was titled The Amazing Spider-man (Vol. 1).

In March 2011 a team of scientists, engineers & balloon pilots made a Pixar’s 'Up' inspired floating house for Nat Geo. Launching a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ coloured weather balloons (setting a new world record). Reached an altitude of 10,000 feet & flew for 1 hour or so.

Warren Buffet and Quicken Loans offered to pay someone 1 billion dollars if they got their March Madness bracket 100% correct

Pregnancy lasts 7 to 8 weeks and ends with 1 to 6 babies (cubs). Most babies are born between January and March. Cubs spend first 8 weeks of their life inside a sett. Young badgers reach sexual maturity at the age of 12 to 18 months.

Christopher Columbus, in an effort to induce the natives of Jamaica to continue provisioning him and his hungry men, successfully intimidated the natives by correctly predicting a total lunar eclipse for 1 March 1504. The red Moon appeared on schedule and the indigenous people were frightened.

On April 1, 1865, Confederate Major General George Pickett was defeated by Union Major General Philip Sheridan at the Battle of Five Forks. The victory opened the path for the Union army to march on General Lee's remaining army near Appomattox.

The 1967 Ice Bowl was the coldest title game in NFL history and the coldest New Years Eve in the history of Green Bay. 7 members of the marching band were rushed the hospital for hypothermia, 1 spectator died and when the referee blew his whistle to signal the start of play it froze to his lips.

Napoleon had been exiled and the Bourbon Dynasty was restored in 1814. Napoleon escaped from his exile on March 1, 1815, forced King Louis XVIII to flee the country, and began once more to rule France in what is known as the "100 Days."

Ohio was not formally declared a state until 1953.Ohio became a state on March 1, 1803, although no formal declaration was madeuntil 1953, when President Dwight Eisenhower officially signed the documents making it a state, retroactive to the original date.

Davy was impressed and on March 1, 1813 appointed Faraday to the post of Chemical Assistant at the Royal Institution.

In Poland April Fools" Day is so strongly believed that an anti-Turkish alliance signed on April 1st with Leopold 1 in 1683 had to be backdated to March 31st.

An Eastern Island statue washed ashore on the beach in the Netherlands 29 March 1962 . It made international headlines and was put on display and it attracted thousands of visitors. On 1 of April the man who found it, a local artist, confessed to making and planting it

James Web Space Telescope was originally conceived in 1996 as a $1 billion telescope, with an expected launch sometime around 2007. It was delayed multiple times and was scheduled to launch this year. Now, it's scheduled for a March 2021 launch, at an estimated cost of over $10 Billion.

The Vanguard 1 satellite was launched by the United States on March 17, 1958. Non-functioning now, but remains the oldest man-made object still in orbit. It's decay date (when it burns up in the earth's atmosphere) will be in 2198 or in 179 years.

The first weather map made for public consumption was published in The London Times on April 1 1875, showing the weather from the previous day, March 31. The weather chart was an instant hit.

The Icelandic Prohibition Lasted 74 Years Until 1 March, 1989. To Celebrate, Each Year On That Day Is Beer Day In Reykjavík

Warren Buffet once backed a $1 billion prize if someone were to correctly guess the March Madness bracket. He currently offers his employees 1 million per year for life if they predict it accurately.

Next, Germany began rearming its military and finally, in 1935 a plebiscite was held in the Saar region where 90% voted for union with Germany. On March 7, 1936, German troops marched into the demilitarized Rhineland, which combined with the previous actions officially negated the Versailles Treaty.

On March 18, eighteen Allied battleships advanced to the narrowest point where the straits are only one mile wide. The Turks had laid mines before the Allied arrival, which caused immense damage and created a choke point.

Marvel published STAR WARS #1 comic book, in March 1977, twos months before the official "Star Wars" film was released. The comic book went on to sell more than 1 million copies.

The early Roman calendar designated March 1 as the first day of the year. The calendar had just ten months, beginning with March.

Between October 26, 2002 and March 1, 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups. Nirvana, Foo Fighters & QOTSA

Full-strength beer was prohibited in Iceland until 1 March 1989, a day now marked annually as Bjordagur (Beer Day).

On March 1, 1954 four members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party attacked the US House of Representatives, shooting and injuring five congressmen.