Historical Events on 2nd March

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986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
1121 - Dirk VI becomes count of Holland
1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
1458 - Hussite George van Podiebrad chosen king of Bohemia
1498 - Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island
1629 - English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament
1675 - Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel
1717 - The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.
1776 - Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
1789 - Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
1791 - Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
1799 - Congress standardizes US weights & measures
King Charles IKing Charles I 1807 - Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
1808 - The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh.
1815 - Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.
1817 - 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn
1819 - Territory of Arkansas organized
1819 - US passed its 1st immigration law
1824 - Interstate commerce comes under federal control
1825 - 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
1829 - New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston
1831 - John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission
1836 - Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
1842 - The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver.
1853 - Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Ter
1855 - Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia
1858 - Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie
1861 - Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant, Washington
1861 - US creates Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah ter
1865 - British newspaper "Morning Chronicle" begins publishing
1865 - Freedman's Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865
1865 - Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro VA during American Civil War
1865 - Second Taranaki War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
1866 - 1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn
1867 - 1st Reconstruction act passed by US Congress
1867 - US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
1867 - US Congress created the Department of Education
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James 1867 - Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead
1867 - US Congress creates the Department of Education
1868 - University of Illinois opens
1872 - Louis Riel goes into voluntary exile in St. Paul, Minnesota
1874 - Baseball batter's box is officially adopted
1877 - Rutherford B. Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory
1887 - American Trotting Association organized in Detroit
1888 - The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes 1889 - Kansas passes 1st US antitrust
1890 - Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 5 km (9:19)
1893 - 1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
1896 - George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
1898 - Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England
1899 - Pres McKinley signs bill creating Mt Rainier Natl Park (5th in US)
1901 - Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
1901 - The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.
1902 - Jimmy Collins, leaves Boston Beaneaters (NL) club to manage AL's new Boston Somersets
1st US First Lady Martha Washington1st US First Lady Martha Washington 1903 - Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in NYC
1904 - "Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted
1904 - Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio," premieres in Milan
1907 - General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
1907 - Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille," premieres in Paris
1909 - Gr Brit, France, Germ & It asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
1910 - 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die
1915 - British vice adm Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts
1915 - Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
1917 - Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted
1918 - NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Phila A's
1919 - 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
1920 - Karel Capék's "Loupeznik," premieres in Prague
1922 - WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1922 - WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
1925 - Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
1925 - Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
1925 - Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted
1925 - SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1927 - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
1929 - Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
1929 - Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
1930 - 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
1933 - "King Kong," premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC
1933 - Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
1934 - Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha
1936 - Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1937 - Mexico nationalizes oil
1938 - Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
1938 - Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union
1939 - Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII
1939 - Massachusetts Legislature votes to ratify the US Bill of Rights - 147 years late
1940 - 1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, Madison Square Garden, NYC
1940 - Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland
1941 - World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
1942 - 14th Academy Awards - "How Green was My Valley," Cooper & Fontaine win
1942 - Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon
1943 - 1st transport from Westerbork Neth to Sobibor concentration camp
1944 - 16th Academy Awards - "Casablanca," Jennifer Jones & Paul Lukas win
1944 - Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocates 521 in Italy
1945 - 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1945 - King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government
1946 - Dutch troops land on East Bali
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi MinhVietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh 1946 - Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam
1946 - Kingman Douglass, becomes deputy director of CIA
1949 - 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)
1949 - Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs
1951 - 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston
1952 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1953 - The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
1955 - King Norodom Sihanukh of Cambodia succeeded by his father
1955 - William Inge's "Bus Stop," premieres in NYC
1956 - Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France
1958 - 1st surface crossing of Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days
1958 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1958 - Yemen announces it would join the United Arab Republic
1961 - "13 Daughters" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 28 performances
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1962 - JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
1962 - In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup.
1964 - Beatles begin filming "Hard Days Night," Harrison meets Patti Boyd
1965 - "Sound Of Music" opens
1965 - Montcalm Community College in Sidney Mich, founded
1965 - One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released
1966 - 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
Actor Christopher PlummerActor Christopher Plummer 1967 - 9th Grammy Awards: Strangers in Night, Michele wins
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
1968 - Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
1968 - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Geneva won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
1968 - USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world
1968 - USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit
1968 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (US)
1969 - 1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
1969 - Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
1969 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 14th Symphony
NHL Center Phil EspositoNHL Center Phil Esposito 1969 - Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season
1970 - American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
1970 - Rhodesia becomes independent republic
1970 - Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
1972 - Jean-Bédell Bokassa appoints himself pres for life of Cent African Rep
1972 - Pioneer 10 launched for Jupiter flyby
1973 - "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
1974 - 16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins
Actress/Singer Bette MidlerActress/Singer Bette Midler 1974 - 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
1974 - Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
1974 - Greg Chappell makes 247* v NZ, 410 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
1976 - "Bubbling Brown Sugar" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances
1976 - Bob Lurie becomes CEO of SF Giants
1976 - Holgate, Kemp & Lopez' musical premieres in NYC
1976 - Walt Disney World logged its 50 millionth guest
1977 - 1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show
1977 - Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award
Actress Bette DavisActress Bette Davis 1977 - Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson
1977 - Libya amends constitution
1978 - 1st broadcast of "Dallas" on CBS TV
1978 - Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
1980 - 3rd Islander scoreless tie-Penguins in Pitts
1980 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
1980 - Mike Bratz (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
1981 - Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
1981 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Wash DC
1982 - 60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier
NHL Center Bryan TrottierNHL Center Bryan Trottier 1982 - Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru
1983 - Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony introduced
1983 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1984 - Iran offensive against Iraq fails
1984 - John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1985 - US approves screening test for AIDS
1986 - 1st million-dollar purse for a handicap race won at Santa Anita
1986 - Mary Beth Zimmerman wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
1986 - Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US
1988 - 30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley
1988 - Dutch Liberal Party merged with SDP
1989 - 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
1989 - Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 1989 - Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial
1989 - NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers win 22nd straight home game
1989 - NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez
1990 - Greyhound Bus goes on strike
1990 - Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
1991 - "Aspects of Love" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 perfs
1991 - "La Bete" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 24 performances
1991 - Deb Richard wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1991 - Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history
1991 - NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists
1991 - UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
1991 - Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War.
1992 - Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)
1992 - Moldova joins the United Nations.
1993 - Claudette Colbert, suffers a stroke at 89
1994 - Miami begins a latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan
Singer Gloria EstefanSinger Gloria Estefan 1994 - William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), casts his 18,401 & last consecutive vote
1994 - Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcasted, it is, but he doesn't
1995 - "Smokey Joe's Cafe," opens at Virginia Theater NYC
1995 - British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
1995 - Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
1995 - Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
1996 - Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator
1996 - Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind v SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose
1997 - Gail Graham wins LPGA Alpine Australian Ladies Masters
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick FaldoGolfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo 1997 - Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open
1997 - Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal aquires 5% of Apple
1997 - Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
1998 - Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
2000 - Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges

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