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
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.
King Charles IKing Charles I 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 in Columbia
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
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George ChildressAuthor of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress 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
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
Politician Louis RielPolitician Louis Riel 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.
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
19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes 1901 - The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.
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 - Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
1910 - 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die
1915 - British vice admiral Sackville Hamilton 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
1st US First Lady Martha Washington1st US First Lady Martha Washington 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
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
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 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
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.
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 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 suffocate 521 in Italy
1945 - US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1945 - King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government
1946 - Dutch troops land on East Bali
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
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi MinhVietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh 1952 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
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
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 - 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 (Best Picture 1966)
Actor Christopher PlummerActor Christopher Plummer 1966 - 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
1967 - 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song
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
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
Actress/Singer Bette MidlerActress/Singer Bette Midler 1976 - Holgate, Kemp & Lopez' musical premieres in NYC
1976 - Walt Disney World logs 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
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
Actress Bette DavisActress Bette Davis 1981 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Wash DC
1982 - 60th hat trick in Islander history-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 - FDA in the US approves an ELISA screening test for AIDS for all blood banks
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
NHL Center Bryan TrottierNHL Center Bryan Trottier 1988 - Dutch Liberal Party merged with SDP
1989 - 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
1989 - Tanker Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
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
1991 - Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 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 - Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89
1994 - Miami begins a Latin walk of fame, 1st star for 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
Singer Gloria EstefanSinger Gloria Estefan 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
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
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).
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick FaldoGolfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo 2003 - The first International Symposium on Taiwan Sign Language Linguistics is held at Chung Cheng University.
2004 - Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.

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