Yellowstone National Park is situated between three states in the western United States, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and was established by the US Congress as a national preserve. It covers 8,987 sq km and has unique geological features such as “fossil forests and eroded basaltic lava flows, and some 10,000 hydrothermal features, including hot springs, steam vents, fumaroles, and geysers.”
Other notable events on March 1st:
  • In 1998,  James Cameron’s Titanic becomes the first film to gross $1 billion (it eventually reached $2 billion).

  • In 1947, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is established with the main goal of improving the economies of its member states.

  • In 1896, French physicist Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.