1 March 2021: This day in history

1642 Georgeana (York) in Maine becomes the 1st incorporated American city

1780 Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for newborns only)

1847 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)

1869 US Postage stamps showing scenes issued for 1st time. These pictorials showed a post horse and rider, a locomotive, a shield, an eagle and a ship, the Adriatic.

1872 Yellowstone becomes the world’s 1st national park

1954 US explodes Castle Bravo, a 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll, which accidentally became the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US

Source: Onthisday.com

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