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 - Henry Wade
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2001: Lawyer Henry Wade, who participated in two of the most notable U.S. court cases of the 20th century, the prosecution of Jack Ruby for killing Lee Harvey Oswald and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion, dies of Parkinson's disease at the age of 86 in Dallas, Texas. Wade was the Dallas County district attorney from 1951 until his voluntary retirement in 1987. He is seen here on the far left giving a press conference following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.


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