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    What happened on March 2

    • March 2, 0871 Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army

    • March 2, 0986 "Death - Lotharius King of France (954-86), dies at 44"

    • March 2, 0986 "Lothair IV of the Franks dies March 2 at age 44 and is succeeded by his son, 19, who will reign briefly as Louis V (le Fainéant), embroiling the Carolingians with Adalberon, archbishop of Reims, and Hugh Capet
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    • March 2, 0986 Louis V becomes King of the Franks.

    • March 2, 1121 Dirk VI becomes count of Holland

    • March 2, 1122 "Death - Floris II the fat one, count of Holland, dies"

    • March 2, 1127 "Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders."

    • March 2, 1127 "Death - Charles the Good, Count of Vlanderen, murdered"

    • March 2, 1316 "Birthday - Robert II the Steward, King of Scotland (1371-90)"

    • March 2, 1333 "Death - Wladyslaw IV the Short One/Great, duke/king of Poland, dies"

    • March 2, 1383 "Death - Amadeus VI count of Savoy, dies"

    • March 2, 1409 Birthday - John II French duke of Alenon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc

    • March 2, 1458 Hussite George van Podiebrad chosen king of Bohemia

    • March 2, 1459 "Birthday - Adrian VI [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)"

    • March 2, 1481 Birthday - Franz von Sickingen German knight

    • March 2, 1498 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

    • March 2, 1545 "Birthday - Sir Thomas Bodley England, diplomat/scholar"

    • March 2, 1555 Birthday - Ludovico Spontoni composer

    • March 2, 1609 Birthday - Hadji Chalfa/Ktib Tsjelebi Turkish literary (Djihannma)

    • March 2, 1619 "Death - Anne of Denmark daughter of Danish king Frederik II, dies at 44"

    • March 2, 1675 Prince William III installed as Governor of Overijssel

    • March 2, 1699 Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville 1661-1706 builds Fort Maurepas on the Gulf of Mexico; French control now extends all the way down the Mississippi River.

    • March 2, 1717 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.

    • March 2, 1725 "Georg F Händels opera ""Giulio Cesare in Egitto"", premieres in London"

    • March 2, 1755 Birthday - Antoine-Frederic Gresnick composer

    • March 2, 1758 "Death - Johann Baptist Zimmermann German stucco worker, buried at 78"

    • March 2, 1759 Birthday - Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner composer

    • March 2, 1760 "Birthday - Camille Desmoulins France, journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader"

    • March 2, 1769 Birthday - DeWitt Clinton (Governor/Senator-NY)

    • March 2, 1772 "Death - Robert J Pothier French lawyer, dies at 73"

    • March 2, 1776 Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston

    • March 2, 1787 "Death - Jean Allamand French theologist/natural philosopher, dies at 73"

    • March 2, 1789 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

    • March 2, 1791 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.

    • March 2, 1793 "Birthday - Sam[uel] Houston 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)"

    • March 2, 1797 "Death - Horace [Horatio] Walpole British horror writer, dies at 79"

    • March 2, 1799 Congress standardizes US weights & measures

    • March 2, 1800 "Death - Christian Friedrich Schale composer, dies at 86"

    • March 2, 1807 "Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808"

    • March 2, 1810 "Birthday - Leo XIII [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)"

    • March 2, 1813 Birthday - George Alexander Macfarren composer

    • March 2, 1815 Birthday - Antonio Buzzolla composer

    • March 2, 1815 Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.

    • March 2, 1817 "Birthday - Jnos Arany Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)"

    • March 2, 1819 Territory of Arkansas organized

    • March 2, 1819 US passed its first immigration law

    • March 2, 1820 Birthday - Multatuli writer

    • March 2, 1822 "Death - Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber composer, dies at 40"

    • March 2, 1824 "Birthday - Bedrich Friedrich Smetana Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)"

    • March 2, 1824 Birthday - Constantine D Uschinsky Russian theorist

    • March 2, 1824 "Birthday - Henry Beebee Carrington Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1912"

    • March 2, 1824 Interstate commerce comes under federal control

    • March 2, 1828 "Birthday - Jefferson Columbus Davis Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1879"

    • March 2, 1829 Birthday - Carl Schurz Major General (Union volunteers) journalist/political reformer/Civil War general

    • March 2, 1831 John Frazee becomes the first US sculptor to receive a federal commission

    • March 2, 1836 Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico

    • March 2, 1836 Texas declares its independence from Mexico.

    • March 2, 1836 Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.

    • March 2, 1838 Birthday - David Duffle Wood composer

    • March 2, 1840 "Death - Heinrich Olbers German astronomer (discoverer of comets & asteroids), dies at 81"

    • March 2, 1844 Birthday - Hermanus J A M Schaepman clergyman/Dutch politician

    • March 2, 1853 Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory

    • March 2, 1855 Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia

    • March 2, 1855 Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.

    • March 2, 1855 "Death - Nicholas I Pavlovitch tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58"

    • March 2, 1858 "Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie"

    • March 2, 1861 "Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signed the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom."

    • March 2, 1861 "Government Printing Office purchases a printing plant, Washington DC"

    • March 2, 1861 Nevada Territory and Dakota Territory are organized as political divisions of the United States.

    • March 2, 1861 US Congress creates Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah territories

    • March 2, 1862 Birthday - John Jay Chapman US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)

    • March 2, 1862 "Death - Frederick West Lander US Union Brigadier-General/poet, dies at 40"

    • March 2, 1863 "Congress authorizes track width of 4'8½"" for Union Pacific RR to be called the ""Standard gauge """

    • March 2, 1865 "British newspaper ""Morning Chronicle"" begins publishing"

    • March 2, 1865 "Freedman's Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865"

    • March 2, 1865 General Early's army is defeated at Waynesborough

    • March 2, 1865 Second Taranaki War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.

    • March 2, 1866 "The first US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Connecticut"

    • March 2, 1867 Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico

    • March 2, 1867 "Death - French A Durlet Belgian sculptor/architect, dies at 50"

    • March 2, 1867 "Jesse James-gang robs bank in Savannah MO, 1 dead"

    • March 2, 1867 US Congress creates the Department of Education

    • March 2, 1867 US Congress passed the first Reconstruction Act

    • March 2, 1868 "Death - Carl Eberwein composer, dies at 81"

    • March 2, 1875 Birthday - Hans Lietzman German theologist/church historian

    • March 2, 1876 Birthday - Gsta Forsell Swedish radiologist

    • March 2, 1876 "Birthday - Pius XII [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58)"

    • March 2, 1877 "Rutherford B Hayes (R) declared President despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory"

    • March 2, 1878 Birthday - Wander J de Haas Dutch physicist/son-in-law of Lorentz

    • March 2, 1882 "Birthday - Wallis Clark Essex England, actress (Postal Inspector)"

    • March 2, 1882 "Death - Louis Kufferath composer, dies at 70"

    • March 2, 1884 Birthday - Leon Jongen composer

    • March 2, 1887 "Death - August W Eichler German botanist, dies at 47"

    • March 2, 1887 "Death - Wilhelm Troszel composer, dies at 63"

    • March 2, 1888 "The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace."

    • March 2, 1889 Kansas passes first US antitrust

    • March 2, 1893 Birthday - Maxime Dumoulin composer

    • March 2, 1893 The first federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features

    • March 2, 1894 Birthday - Renaat Veremans Flemish composer/conductor

    • March 2, 1895 "Birthday - Felix Bressart Eydtkuhnen East Prussia Germany, actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads)"

    • March 2, 1895 "Death - Berthe MP Morisot French painter/aquarelliste, dies at 54"

    • March 2, 1895 "Death - Ismail Pasha kedive of Egypt (1863-79), dies at 64"

    • March 2, 1896 "Ethiopia defeats Italy in the Battle of Adwa, marking the first victory of an African nation over a colonial power."

    • March 2, 1896 George Lohmann takes 9-28 vs South Africa at Johannesburg

    • March 2, 1898 Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England

    • March 2, 1899 Admiral George Dewey becomes the first US Admiral of the Navy.

    • March 2, 1899 Birthday - Pattie Maie Menzies Australian dame

    • March 2, 1899 "In the state of Washington, USA, Mount Rainier National Park is established."

    • March 2, 1900 "Birthday - Kurt J Weill Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)"

    • March 2, 1901 Birthday - Willem Bruynzeel Dutch timber-merchant

    • March 2, 1901 Hawaii's first telegraph company opens

    • March 2, 1902 Birthday - Edward Uhler Condon atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)

    • March 2, 1903 "Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in New York NY"

    • March 2, 1904 "Birthday - Dr Seuss [Theodor Geisel] children's book author (Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who!)"

    • March 2, 1905 "Birthday - Marc Blitzstein Philadelphia PA, composer (Cradle Will Rock)"

    • March 2, 1907 General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal

    • March 2, 1908 Birthday - Jan Brasser Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist

    • March 2, 1909 Birthday - Hanoch Jacoby composer

    • March 2, 1909 Birthday - Jan Fabricius Dutch playwright

    • March 2, 1909 "Birthday - Mel Ott 1st National League-er to hit 500 homeruns, hall of famer (New York Giants)"

    • March 2, 1909 "Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy ask Serbia to set no territorial demands"

    • March 2, 1910 "2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington WA, 118 die"

    • March 2, 1910 Birthday - Hope Clara Chenhalls food inspector

    • March 2, 1911 "Birthday - William Hansen Washington DC, actor (Homebodies)"

    • March 2, 1912 Birthday - Arthur Beaumont C Langton cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930's)

    • March 2, 1913 Birthday - Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)

    • March 2, 1913 "Birthday - Marjorie Weaver Crossville TN, actress (Young Mr Lincoln)"

    • March 2, 1913 Birthday - Mort Cooper baseball player (National League MVP 1942)

    • March 2, 1915 Birthday - Lona Andre actress (Case of Baby Sitter)

    • March 2, 1915 British Vice Admiral Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts

    • March 2, 1915 Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine

    • March 2, 1916 Birthday - Anne Vondeling Dutch politician (PvdA)

    • March 2, 1916 Birthday - Bernard George Stevens composer

    • March 2, 1916 "Death - Elisabeth OL [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72"

    • March 2, 1917 (Old Style) - Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Michael II of Russia.

    • March 2, 1917 "Birthday - Desi Arnaz Santiago Cuba, singer/actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy)"

    • March 2, 1917 Birthday - Jim Konstanty baseball player (National League MVP 1950)

    • March 2, 1917 Birthday - John Gardner composer

    • March 2, 1917 "Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted"

    • March 2, 1917 Puerto Ricans are granted US citizenship.

    • March 2, 1917 "The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans, United States citizenship."

    • March 2, 1918 "Birthday - Peter O'Sullevan Ireland, horse racing commentator"

    • March 2, 1919 Birthday - Eddie Lawrence comedian

    • March 2, 1919 "Birthday - Jennifer Jones [Phyllis Isley] Tulsa OK, actress (Farewell to Arms)"

    • March 2, 1919 Birthday - Tamara Toumanova dancer

    • March 2, 1919 First congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin

    • March 2, 1919 The first Communist International meets in Moscow.

    • March 2, 1920 Birthday - Enrique Franco composer

    • March 2, 1921 Birthday - Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson composer

    • March 2, 1922 Birthday - Eric Feldbush composer

    • March 2, 1922 Birthday - Mario Zafred composer

    • March 2, 1923 "Birthday - ""Doc"" Watson bluegrass musician"

    • March 2, 1923 "Birthday - Don Taylor cricketer (New Zealand 3 Tests, Auckland stands w/Sutcliffe in Wisden)"

    • March 2, 1923 "Birthday - Robert H Michel (Representative-Republican-IL, 1957- )"

    • March 2, 1923 Time magazine first edition

    • March 2, 1924 Birthday - Albert Vogel Dutch elocutionist

    • March 2, 1924 Birthday - Rnos Apostolidis Greek author/poet (Katigor)

    • March 2, 1925 Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage

    • March 2, 1925 Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted

    • March 2, 1925 SDAP-Second-Faction (Dutch Socialists) of parliament demands drastic disarmament

    • March 2, 1925 Secretary of Agriculture approves first list of United States Numbered Highways

    • March 2, 1926 Birthday - Murray Newton Rothbard economist/Libertarian Party founder

    • March 2, 1927 "Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)"

    • March 2, 1927 Birthday - Siegfried Kohler composer

    • March 2, 1927 Birthday - Witold Szalonec composer

    • March 2, 1928 Birthday - Philip K Dick writer

    • March 2, 1929 Birthday - Donald Gosling English parkeerplaatsenmagnaat/multi-millionaire

    • March 2, 1929 Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals

    • March 2, 1930 Birthday - Jan van Noor Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)

    • March 2, 1930 "Birthday - John Cullum Knoxville, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure)"

    • March 2, 1930 "Death - David H Lawrence poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 44"

    • March 2, 1931 "Birthday - Duane F Graveline Newport VT, astronaut"

    • March 2, 1931 "Birthday - Mikhail S Gorbachev Privolnoye USSR, Soviet Secretary-General (1985-91)"

    • March 2, 1931 "Birthday - Tom Wolfe Richmond VA, journalist/author (Right Stuff)"

    • March 2, 1933 """King Kong"", premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC"

    • March 2, 1933 King Kong premieres in New York City.

    • March 2, 1933 Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan

    • March 2, 1934 "Birthday - Bernard Rands Sheffield England, composer (Wildtrack)"

    • March 2, 1934 "Birthday - Howard ""Hopalong"" Cassady NFLer"

    • March 2, 1934 "Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha"

    • March 2, 1935 "Birthday - Al Waxman Toronto Canada, actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms)"

    • March 2, 1936 "Birthday - Henny Boskamp [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)"

    • March 2, 1936 "Bradman scores 369 in 253 minutes, SA vs Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes"

    • March 2, 1937 "Death - Gustav Wohlgemuth composer, dies at 73"

    • March 2, 1937 Mexico nationalizes oil

    • March 2, 1938 Birthday - Alan Lewis English textile factory/multi-millionaire

    • March 2, 1938 Birthday - Donald Schwall baseball player (1961 American League rookie of year)

    • March 2, 1938 "Birthday - Simon Estes Centerville IA, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)"

    • March 2, 1938 Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles CA)

    • March 2, 1938 Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union

    • March 2, 1939 "Birthday - Barbara Luna New York NY, actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage)"

    • March 2, 1939 Birthday - Gerard van Tongeren Dutch singer (Buffoons)

    • March 2, 1939 Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.

    • March 2, 1939 "Death - Howard Carter British archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at 65"

    • March 2, 1939 Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII

    • March 2, 1939 Mass Legislature votea to ratify the Bill of Rights; 147 years late

    • March 2, 1939 "Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope, taking the name Pius XII."

    • March 2, 1940 "Birthday - Frederik van Zyl Slabbert chairman (South African Progressive Federal Party, 1979-86)"

    • March 2, 1940 Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland

    • March 2, 1941 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.

    • March 2, 1942 "14th Academy Awards: ""How Green was My Valley"", Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win"

    • March 2, 1942 Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon

    • March 2, 1942 "Birthday - John Irving Exeter NH, writer (World According to Garp)"

    • March 2, 1942 "Birthday - Lou Reed [Louis Firbank] Freeport NY, vocalist/guitarist (Walk on the Wild Side, Velvet Underground)"

    • March 2, 1942 "Birthday - Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan] London England, rocker (Drifters, Vipers)"

    • March 2, 1942 "HMS STRONGHOLD, sunk south of Java - by gunfire from Japanese 8in cruiser 'Maya' and destroyers."

    • March 2, 1942 "Ten Jews are hung in Zdunsk Wola near Lodz as substitutes for ""the 10 hanged sons of Haman."""

    • March 2, 1943 "Birthday - George Benson jazz/blues guitarist (Breezin', This Masquerade)"

    • March 2, 1943 Birthday - Gordon Black English industrialist

    • March 2, 1943 Birthday - Rosa DeLauro (Representative-Democrat-CT)

    • March 2, 1943 Birthday - Stephen Dickman composer

    • March 2, 1943 "Canadian budget introduces unique PAY , PAY, PAY AND pay-as-you-earn income tax system."

    • March 2, 1943 "Death - Alexandre Yersin Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79"

    • March 2, 1943 RAAF in battle of the Bismarck Sea

    • March 2, 1943 "Sea battle in Bismarck Sea finishes, US & Australia win"

    • March 2, 1943 The first transport from Westerbork Netherlands to Sobibor concentration camp

    • March 2, 1944 "16th Academy Awards: ""Casablanca"", Jennifer Jones & Paul Lukas win"

    • March 2, 1944 "Birthday - Katherine Crawford actress (Captains & Kings, Gemini Man)"

    • March 2, 1944 Birthday - Leif Segerstam composer

    • March 2, 1944 Birthday - Pam Barnett LPGA golfer

    • March 2, 1944 Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocates 521 in Italy

    • March 2, 1945 "Birthday - Gordon Thomson Ottawa Canada, actor (Adam Carrington-Dynasty)"

    • March 2, 1945 Birthday - Joy Garrett actress (Jo-Days of Our Lives)

    • March 2, 1946 "Birthday - Brian J Donnelly (Representative-Democrat-MA, 1979- )"

    • March 2, 1946 Dutch troops land on East Bali

    • March 2, 1946 Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam

    • March 2, 1946 Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.

    • March 2, 1946 "Kingman Douglass, becomes deputy director of CIA"

    • March 2, 1948 "Birthday - Larry Carlton rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)"

    • March 2, 1949 "A US Air Force B-50 Superfortress, the Lucky Lady Two, lands in Texas, after completing the first non-stop around the globe flight."

    • March 2, 1949 "Birthday - Eddie Money [Mahoney] Brooklyn NY, singer/guitarist (Take Me Home Tonight)"

    • March 2, 1949 Birthday - Gates McFadden actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation)

    • March 2, 1949 "Birthday - Rory Gallagher Ballyshannon Ireland, rock guitarist (See Here)"

    • March 2, 1949 "Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute."

    • March 2, 1949 "Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes first nonstop round-the-world flight at Fort Worth TX, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hours"

    • March 2, 1949 The first automatic street light (New Milford CT)

    • March 2, 1950 "Birthday - Karen Carpenter New Haven CT, vocalist/drummer (We've Only Just Begun)"

    • March 2, 1950 "Birthday - Matthew Laurance Queens NY, actor/identical twin of Mitchell (Mel-Beverly Hills 90210, Ben-Duet)"

    • March 2, 1950 "Birthday - Mitchell Laurance Queens NY, actor/identical twin of Matthew (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)"

    • March 2, 1950 "Birthday - Molly Cheek Bronxville NY, actress (Garry Shandling Show)"

    • March 2, 1950 "Death - M Joseph V d'Arbaud French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76"

    • March 2, 1951 "Birthday - Cassie Yates Macon GA, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)"

    • March 2, 1951 National Defence publish first Canadian casualty list from Korea; six soldiers killed

    • March 2, 1952 "Birthday - Laraine Newman Los Angeles CA, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live)"

    • March 2, 1953 Birthday - William Simmons sax/keyboardist (Midnight Star-No Parking)

    • March 2, 1953 The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.

    • March 2, 1954 Birthday - Stone Phumelele Sizani South African treasurer (UDF)

    • March 2, 1955 Birthday - Dale Bosworth TV host (America's Most Wanted)

    • March 2, 1955 "Birthday - Dale Bozzio Boston MA, rock vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown)"

    • March 2, 1955 "Birthday - Jay Osmond Ogden UT, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donny & Marie)"

    • March 2, 1955 "Birthday - Shoko Asahara [Chizuo Matsumoto], Japanese sect leader"

    • March 2, 1955 Birthday - Steve Small cricketer (stalwart New South Wales opening batsman)

    • March 2, 1955 "King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit."

    • March 2, 1955 King Norodom Sihanukh of Cambodia succeeded by his father

    • March 2, 1956 "Birthday - John Cowsill Newport RI, rock drummer (Cowsills-We Can Fly)"

    • March 2, 1956 "Birthday - Mark Evans Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC-Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Warrior Soul-Last Decade of The Century)"

    • March 2, 1956 Morocco declares its independence from France.

    • March 2, 1956 "Morocco tears up the Treaty of Féz, declares independence from France"

    • March 2, 1957 "Death - Harry E Soref inventor (padlock), dies at 70"

    • March 2, 1958 Birthday - Ian Woosnam Welsh golfer

    • March 2, 1958 "Birthday - Kevin Curren South Africa, tennis star"

    • March 2, 1958 The first surface crossing of Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days

    • March 2, 1958 Yemen announces it will join the United Arab Republic

    • March 2, 1959 "Birthday - Andrew Farriss Australia, rock keyboardist (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)"

    • March 2, 1959 "Birthday - Larry Stewart Paducah KY, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)"

    • March 2, 1959 Birthday - Laura Hurlbut LPGA golfer

    • March 2, 1959 "Death - Eric Blore actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), dies at 70"

    • March 2, 1959 "Death - Yrl Henrik Kilpinen Finnish composer, dies at 67"

    • March 2, 1961 Number one hit on UK music charts - Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back

    • March 2, 1962 Birthday - Al Del Greco NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

    • March 2, 1962 "Birthday - Jon Bon Jovi [Bongiovi] Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)"

    • March 2, 1962 "Birthday - Philip Jonas Johannesburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Payless-2nd)"

    • March 2, 1962 "Birthday - Terry Steinbach New Ulm MN, catcher (Oakland A's)"

    • March 2, 1962 "Death - Charles-Jean baron de la Valle-Poussin Belgian engineer, dies at 96"

    • March 2, 1962 "In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup."

    • March 2, 1962 JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

    • March 2, 1962 Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game

    • March 2, 1962 Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by tallying 100 points.

    • March 2, 1963 "Birthday - Suzette Charles Mays Landing NJ, replaced Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1984)"

    • March 2, 1965 """Sound Of Music"" opens"

    • March 2, 1965 "Birthday - Ron Gant Victoria TX, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)"

    • March 2, 1966 "215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam"

    • March 2, 1966 "Birthday - Judith Wiesner Hallein Austria, tennis star (1994 Schenectady)"

    • March 2, 1966 Birthday - Stevie Rachelle rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)

    • March 2, 1967 9th Grammy Awards: Strangers in Night & Michele win

    • March 2, 1967 Birthday - Allan Boyko CFL slot back/twin of Bruce (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

    • March 2, 1967 Birthday - Bruce Boyko CFL fullback/twin of Allan (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

    • March 2, 1967 "Birthday - Leo Gomez Canovanas PR, infielder (Chicago Cubs)"

    • March 2, 1967 "Death - Gordon Harker actor (Inspector Hornleigh), dies at 81"

    • March 2, 1967 Number one hit on UK music charts - Engelbert Humperdink - Release Me

    • March 2, 1968 "Birthday - Penny ""Stamper"" Davis Carlisle England, Canadian 470 yachter (Olympics-96)"

    • March 2, 1968 "USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world"

    • March 2, 1968 USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit

    • March 2, 1968 World Ice Dance Championship in Geneva won by Diane Towler & Bernard Ford (Great Britain)

    • March 2, 1968 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Lyudmila Belousova & Oleg Protopopov (USSR)

    • March 2, 1968 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (USA)

    • March 2, 1968 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Emmerich Danzer (Austria)

    • March 2, 1969 Chinese-Russian borders fight (approximately 70 die)

    • March 2, 1969 "In Toulouse, France the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted."

    • March 2, 1969 "Maiden flight of supersonic Concorde, at Toulouse"

    • March 2, 1969 Phil Esposito becomes first NHL Player to score 100 points in a season

    • March 2, 1969 Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.

    • March 2, 1970 American Airlines' first flight of a Boeing 747

    • March 2, 1970 Birthday - Kevin Miniefield NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)

    • March 2, 1970 "Birthday - Steve Holman Indianapolis IN, miler"

    • March 2, 1970 "Ottawa stops foreign takeover of Denison Mines, Canada's largest uranium mining company, by US interests"

    • March 2, 1970 Rhodesia declares an independent republic Britian replys with an economic blockade

    • March 2, 1970 "Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown."

    • March 2, 1970 Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years

    • March 2, 1971 "Birthday - Amber Smith Tampa FL, actress (Faithful, Funeral, Mirror Has 2 Faces)"

    • March 2, 1971 "Birthday - Donna Perry Glendale CA, playmate (November 1994)"

    • March 2, 1971 "Birthday - James Hammerstrand LaMesa CA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)"

    • March 2, 1971 Birthday - Ray Hall NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)

    • March 2, 1971 Birthday - Ruffin Hamilton NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)

    • March 2, 1971 "Death - Charles W Engelhard US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54"

    • March 2, 1972 "Death - Bill Lawrence news anchor (ABC), dies at 56"

    • March 2, 1972 Jean-Bédel Bokassa appoints himself President for life of Central African Republic

    • March 2, 1972 Pioneer 10 launched for Jupiter flyby

    • March 2, 1972 "The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets."

    • March 2, 1973 """Black September"" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum"

    • March 2, 1973 Birthday - John Elmore guard (Baltimore Ravens)

    • March 2, 1973 Birthday - Paul Popowich actor (Tommy Tricker & Stamp Traveler)

    • March 2, 1973 Death - Cleo Noel US ambassador to Sudan is assassinated

    • March 2, 1974 16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly & Bette Midler win

    • March 2, 1974 "Birthday - Martine Dessureault Montral Qubec Canada, 50 meter swimmer (Olympics-96)"

    • March 2, 1974 "Death - Barbara Ruick actress/singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 41"

    • March 2, 1974 Grand jury concludes President Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up

    • March 2, 1974 "Greg Chappell makes 247 vs New Zealand, 410 minutes, 29 fours 1 six"

    • March 2, 1974 US first-class postage stamps jump to 10 cents (from 8 cents) .

    • March 2, 1975 Birthday - Arleen McDonald Miss Mississippi-USA (1997)

    • March 2, 1975 "Death - Jean Kurt Forest composer, dies at 65"

    • March 2, 1976 Birthday - Lars Bruggemann hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)

    • March 2, 1976 "Walt Disney World logged its 50 millionth guest, it wasn't me"

    • March 2, 1977 Bette Davis is first woman to receive Life Achievement Award

    • March 2, 1977 Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson

    • March 2, 1977 Libya amends constitution

    • March 2, 1978 "Czech Vladimr Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28."

    • March 2, 1978 Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6

    • March 2, 1978 "The first of many broadcasts of the evening soap ""Dallas"" on CBS TV"

    • March 2, 1979 "Death - Edith Craig actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71"

    • March 2, 1979 "Death - Mollah Mustafa Barzani Kurdish leader, dies at 75"

    • March 2, 1979 Death - Sir Richard Sykes British ambassador is assassinated in Holland

    • March 2, 1981 Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists

    • March 2, 1981 "Death - Janear Hines actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30"

    • March 2, 1981 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington DC

    • March 2, 1982 "Death - Philip K[indred] Dick author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53"

    • March 2, 1982 "Terror group ""The Illuminated Path"" frees 260 prisoners in Peru"

    • March 2, 1983 Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony introduced

    • March 2, 1983 "Final episode of MASH; 125,000,000 viewers"

    • March 2, 1984 "Death - Louis Basile actor (Louie-The Super), dies at 48"

    • March 2, 1984 Iran offensive against Iraq fails

    • March 2, 1985 "Death - John B Kelly Jr chairman US Olympics Committee, dies at 57"

    • March 2, 1985 Death - Sir Michael Redgrave actor/writer dies at 77 of Parkinson's disease

    • March 2, 1985 US approves screening test for AIDS

    • March 2, 1986 "Death - Marcel Liebman Belgian historian, dies at 56"

    • March 2, 1986 "Death - Zafer Masri mayor of Nablus, murdered"

    • March 2, 1986 English Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US

    • March 2, 1987 Chrysler acquires American Motors.

    • March 2, 1987 "Death - Randolph Scott actor (Fort Worth, Gung Ho, Jesse James), dies at 89"

    • March 2, 1988 Dutch Liberal Party merged with SDP

    • March 2, 1989 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000

    • March 2, 1989 "Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil"

    • March 2, 1989 "Madonna's ""Like a Prayer"" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial"

    • March 2, 1989 New York Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez

    • March 2, 1989 Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.

    • March 2, 1990 A grenade attack at a Panama discotheque kills a US soldier and injures 28 other people.

    • March 2, 1990 Greyhound Bus goes on strike

    • March 2, 1990 "More than 6,000 bus drivers go on strike against US transportation company Greyhound."

    • March 2, 1990 Nelson Mandela elected deputy President of the African National Congress.

    • March 2, 1991 Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War.

    • March 2, 1991 "Death - Clark Mollenhoff US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies"

    • March 2, 1991 "Death - Freek Zoetmulder publisher (Austrian Encyclopedia)/neo-Nazi, dies"

    • March 2, 1991 "Death - James ""Cool Papa"" Bell Negro baseball league great, dies at 87"

    • March 2, 1991 "Death - Serge Gainsbourg composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62"

    • March 2, 1991 UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq

    • March 2, 1992 "Death - Sandy Dennis actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54"

    • March 2, 1992 Moldova joins the UN.

    • March 2, 1992 Uzbekistan joins the United Nations.

    • March 2, 1993 "Claudette Colbert, suffers a stroke at 89"

    • March 2, 1993 "Death - Floortje Peneder Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15"

    • March 2, 1993 "Death - Paul D Zimmerman US screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54"

    • March 2, 1993 Salman Rushdie divorces Marianne Wiggins

    • March 2, 1994 "Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcast; it is, but he doesn't"

    • March 2, 1994 "Death - Donald McKenzie MacKinnon philosopher, dies at 80"

    • March 2, 1994 "Death - Tengiz Abuladze filmmaker, dies at 70"

    • March 2, 1994 "Miami begins a latin walk of fame, first star for Gloria Estefan"

    • March 2, 1994 "William Natcher, (Representative-Democrat-KY), casts his 18,401 & last consecutive vote"

    • March 2, 1995 British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC

    • March 2, 1995 "Death - Hugo Cole musician/critic, dies at 77"

    • March 2, 1995 "Death - Vladislav Listyev TV journalist, dies at 48"

    • March 2, 1995 "Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed"

    • March 2, 1995 "Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches"

    • March 2, 1995 The NASA space shuttle Endeavour blasts off on a mission to study the far reaches of space.

    • March 2, 1995 The UN evacutes the last of its peacekeeping forces from Somalia.

    • March 2, 1995 Yahoo! is incorporated.

    • March 2, 1996 "Death - Jacobo Majluta President of Dominican Republic (1982), dies at 61"

    • March 2, 1996 "Establishment of Ranabima Royal College, Kandy, Sri Lanka."

    • March 2, 1996 "Tendulkar scores 137 for India vs SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose"

    • March 2, 1997 Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal aquires 5% of Apple

    • March 2, 1997 Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)

    • March 2, 1998 Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.

    • March 2, 1999 Rock singer Dusty Springfield dies at her London area home at age 59.

    • March 2, 2003 The first International Symposium on Taiwan Sign Language Linguistics is held at Chung Cheng University.

    • March 2, 2004 Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.

    • March 2, 2004 "War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500."







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