Mar 1, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba were arrested for the supposed practice of witchcraft in Salem, Mass.
Mar 1, Rebecca Lee (1831-1895) became the first black woman to receive an American medical degree, from the New England Female Medical College in Boston.
Mar 1, Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, was appointed in NYC.
Mar 1, Three teenagers in New Jersey assaulted a mentally retarded girl with a broom and a baseball bat as up to ten classmates watched. They were sentenced to up to 15 years in a youth facility in 1997. In 1997 Prof. Bernard Lefkowitz wrote “Our Guys,” an investigation of the events surrounding the crime.
Mar 1, at the 36th annual Grammy Awards, Whitney Houston won best female pop vocalist and record of the year for “I Will Always Love You”; “The Bodyguard” won album of the year.
Mar 1, TarjaHalonen assumed office as Finland’s first female president.
Mar 1, French journalist Florence Aubenas, looking pale and distraught, appealed for help on a video in her first since she went missing in Iraq on Jan. 5.
Mar 1, Cynthia Carroll (49), former head of Canada’s Alcan Primary Metal Group, replaced Tony Trahar as CEO of Anglo American, the world’s 2nd biggest mining conglomerate.
Mar 1, In Emory, Texas, a teenage girl joined her boyfriend and two others to help kill her mother and 2 brothers (8,13). Her parents had demanded that she break up with her boyfriend. Terry Caffey, the father, survived with 5 shots.
Mar 1, Deborah Palfrey (1956-2008) of Vallejo, Ca. was indicted in Washington DC for running a $2 million prostitution ring. She threatened to sell detailed phone records of her clients to pay for her defense. At least 132 women were employed by her firm in the Washington area from 1993-2006. On April 15, 2008, Palfrey was convicted of racketeering and other charges.