on this day, Lupita Nyong'o celebrates her birthday.

Mexican-Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o. Lupita has won several awards, including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress which is presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 01 March?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

on this day, Lupita Nyong'o celebrates her birthday.

Mexican-Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o. Lupita has won several awards, including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress which is presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 01 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 01 MARCH

2014 | Thirty-five people were killed and 143 others injured in a knife attack at the Kunming Railway Station in China.

2008 | The Armenian police clashed with peaceful opposition rallies and protests against alleged presidential elections fraud, ten people were killed.

2007 | Tornadoes broke out across the southern United States, with at least 20 people killed, including eight at Enterprise High School.

2006 | The English-language Wikipedia reached its one-millionth article concerning Jordanhill railway station.

2002 | US invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda began in eastern Afghanistan

1998 | Titanic became the first film to make more than $1 billion worldwide.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2014 | French director, cinematographer, and screenwriter, Alain Resnais, 92.

2013 | American actress, dancer, and singer, Bonnie Franklin, 69.

 2015 | Cuban-American baseball player and coach, Minnie Miñoso, 93.

2018 | Mexican television, film, and stage actress, María Rubio, 84.

2019 | Australian journalist and producer, Mike Willesee, 77.

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BIRTHDAYS

1812 | English architect, who co-designed the Palace of Westminster, Augustus Pugin, died in 1852.

1971 | Australian rugby league player and coach, Ivan Cleary.

1952 | American actress and author of fiction stories, Nevada Barr.

1983 | Mexican-Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o.

1964 | American singer-songwriter and bluegrass singer, Clinton Gregory.

SPORTS

2018 | Manchester City scored three fabulous first-half goals as they thumped Arsenal 3-0 in a premier league match.

ENTERTAINMENT

2013 | “Jack the Giant Slayer” premiered for the first time on February 26, 2013, in Hollywood. Theatrically was released in the United States on this day.

AFRICA FACT

Lake Malawi in Malawi, its water layers do not mix; it is a meromictic lake. The lake has three layers, with different densities due to temperature differences in each depth.