Peace Corps Established ( 1961 ) President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps as a new agency within the Department of State. The Work the Peace Corps performs ranges from teaching English to elementary school children in Zambia to launching a computer learning center in Moldova to promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa to working on soil conservation in Panama, Volunteers bring their skills and life experiences to where they are needed most.
1st March ( 1954 ) : US tests hydrogen bomb in the Pacific archipelago of Bikini, part of the Marshall Islands.
First FM Radio Station
1st March ( 1941 ) : Nashville, Tennessee becomes the home of the very first FM radio station in the country. While the FM band had less static and more range, it didn’t become popular until the early 1960s as more radios capable of recieving FM are purchased.
Congressmen Shot 1st March ( 1954 ) Five U.S. congressmen were shot and injured during a House session today when Puerto Rican spectators who yelled "Free Puerto Rico" fired shots into the United States Capitol building.
Bobby Sands Hunger Strike 1st March ( 1981 ) Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. During his hunger strike he was elected as a Member of Parliament for Great Britain. He died 65 days later.