On this day: March 1

POSTED: 12:32 PM PST Feb 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 28, 2015 

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 - 888
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1996: The new toll-free 888 area code is introduced in the United States. The move came because the nation's phone companies had almost run out of seven-digit numbers under the 800 prefix.


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