On This Day in History

for Monday 2nd March, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 211

1791 - Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
1807 - Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
1888 - The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
1946 - Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam
1956 - Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France
2002 - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 221

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

1936 - Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)
1984 - Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 4 of 4

1920 - Actress Mary Pickford (27) divorces actor Owen Moore (33) after 9 years of marriage
1936 - Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage
1976 - Second wife Carole Hoff divorces serial killer John Wayne Gacy (33) after 3 years of marriage
1993 - Salman Rushdie divorces Marianne Wiggins

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 109

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 248


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