March 1, 1961: President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps, an organization sending young American volunteers to developing countries to assist with health care, education, and other basic human needs.
March 1, 1974: Seven former high-ranking officials of the Nixon White House are indicted for conspiring to obstruct the investigation into the Watergate break-in. Among those indicted: former chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, former top aide John Ehrlichman, and former attorney general John Mitchell.
March 3, 1913: Women marching for suffrage in Washington, D.C., are attacked by angry onlookers while police stand by. The march occurs the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration. Many of the 5,000 women participating are spat upon and struck in the face as a near-riot ensues. Secretary of War Henry Stimson orders soldiers from Fort Myer to restore order.