On this day: March 1

POSTED: 12:32 PM PST Feb 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 29, 2016 

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 Belafonte
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1927: Actor and musician Harry Belafonte, dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style in the 1950s, is born in Harlem, New York. Belafonte, best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song," is also known for his advocacy for civil rights and humanitarian causes.


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