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What Happened on March 2nd This Day in History

Year Name
2017 The elements Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson are officially added to the periodic table at a conference in Moscow, Russia.
2012 A tornado outbreak occurs over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.
2004 War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
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).
1998 Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
1995 Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
1992 Start of the war in Transnistria.
1992 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, all of which (except San Marino) were former Soviet republics, join the United Nations.
1991 Establishment of Kuwait Democratic Forum, center-left political organization in Kuwait.
1991 Battle at Rumaila oil field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
1990 Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
1989 Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
1983 Compact discs and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan.
1978 Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
1978 The late iconic actor Charlie Chaplin's coffin is stolen from his grave in Switzerland.
1977 Libya becomes the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as the General People's Congress adopted the "Declaration on the Establishment of the Authority of the People".
1972 The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
1970 Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
1969 In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
1968 Baggeridge Colliery closes marking the end of over 300 years of coal mining in the Black Country.
1965 The US and Republic of Vietnam Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
1962 In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.
1962 Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
1955 Norodom Sihanouk, king of Cambodia, abdicates the throne in favor of his father, Norodom Suramarit.
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.
1943 World War II: Allied aircraft defeat a Japanese attempt to ship troops to New Guinea.
1941 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joins the Axis Pact.
1939 Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
1937 The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
1932 Finnish president P. E. Svinhufvud gave a radio speech, which four days later finally ended the Mäntsälä Rebellion and the far-right Lapua Movement that started it.[10]
1919 The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
1917 The enactment of the Jones–Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
1903 In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
1901 United States Steel Corporation is founded as a result of a merger between Carnegie Steel Company and Federal Steel Company which became the first corporation in the world with a market capital over $1 billion.
1901 The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
1882 Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick Maclean in Windsor.
1877 Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 U.S. presidential election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote.
1867 The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
1865 East Cape War: The Völkner Incident in New Zealand.
1859 The two-day Great Slave Auction, the largest such auction in United States history, begins.
1855 Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1836 Texas Revolution: The Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico is adopted.
1815 Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the leaders of the Kingdom of Kandy.
1811 Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
1807 The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
1797 The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
1791 Claude Chappe demonstrates the first semaphore line near Paris.
1776 American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in and around the Savannah River by a small fleet of the Royal Navy in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
1657 The Great Fire of Meireki begins in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, causing more than 100,000 deaths before it exhausts itself three days later.
1498 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits the Island of Mozambique.
1484 The College of Arms is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England.
1476 Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
1458 George of Poděbrady is chosen as the king of Bohemia.
1444 Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
1331 fall of Nicaea to the Ottoman Turks after a siege.
986 Louis V becomes the last Carolingian king of West Francia after the death of his father, Lothaire.
537 Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges begins the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off.
Famous People Born on March 2

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Year Name
1979 Damien Duff, Irish international footballer
1988 Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012
1922 Frances Spence, American computer programmer (d. 2012)
1943 Peter Straub, American author and poet (d. 2022)
1948 Carmen Lawrence, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Western Australia
1981 Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
1912 Henry Katzman, American pianist, composer, and painter (d. 2001)
1981 Lance Cade, American wrestler (d. 2010)
1829 Carl Schurz, German-American general, lawyer, and politician, 13th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1906)
1982 Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
Famous People Deaths On March 2

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Date Name
1979 Christy Ring, Irish hurler (b. 1920)
2018 Billy Herrington, American actor (b. 1969)
986 Lothair, king of West Francia (b.941)
274 Mani, Persian prophet and founder of Manichaeism (b. 216)
1967 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish author and critic (b. 1873)
1589 Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal and diplomat (b. 1520)
1880 John Benjamin Macneill, Irish engineer (b. 1790)
1943 Gisela Januszewska, Jewish-Austrian physician (b.1867)
1835 Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768)
1896 Jubal Early, American general (b. 1816)