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March 2nd, 2008 (March 02 2008)EventRiots in Yerevan, Armenia concerning the Armenian presidential election, 2008 come to a fatal end, with police forces clashing with civilians in their peaceful protest, resulting in 8 deaths.
March 2nd, 2004 (March 02 2004)EventVoters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.
March 2nd, 2004 (March 02 2004)EventWar in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
March 2nd, 2003 (March 02 2003)EventThe first International Symposium on Taiwan Sign Language Linguistics is held at Chung Cheng University.
March 2nd, 2002 (March 02 2002)EventU.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
March 2nd, 1998 (March 02 1998)EventData sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
March 2nd, 1992 (March 02 1992)EventMoldova joins the United Nations.
March 2nd, 1991 (March 02 1991)EventBattle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War.
March 2nd, 1990 (March 02 1990)EventNelson Mandela elected deputy President of the African National Congress.Nelson Mandela Quotes
March 2nd, 1989 (March 02 1989)EventTwelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
March 2nd, 1978 (March 02 1978)EventCzech Vladimir Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
March 2nd, 1972 (March 02 1972)EventThe Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
March 2nd, 1970 (March 02 1970)EventRhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
March 2nd, 1969 (March 02 1969)EventIn Toulouse, France the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
March 2nd, 1969 (March 02 1969)EventSoviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
March 2nd, 1962 (March 02 1962)EventIn Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup.
March 2nd, 1962 (March 02 1962)EventWilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by tallying 100 points.
March 2nd, 1956 (March 02 1956)EventMorocco declares its independence from France.
March 2nd, 1955 (March 02 1955)EventKing Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
March 2nd, 1953 (March 02 1953)EventThe Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
March 2nd, 1949 (March 02 1949)EventCaptain 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. Gallagher Quotes
March 2nd, 1949 (March 02 1949)EventThe first automatic street light was installed in New Milford, Conn..
March 2nd, 1946 (March 02 1946)EventHo Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
March 2nd, 1943 (March 02 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of the Bismarck SeaUnited States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
March 2nd, 1943 (March 02 1943)Event173 people die in the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster, London, the worst civilian disaster of World War 2.
March 2nd, 1941 (March 02 1941)EventWorld War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
March 2nd, 1939 (March 02 1939)EventCardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
March 2nd, 1937 (March 02 1937)EventThe Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a surprise collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
March 2nd, 1919 (March 02 1919)EventThe first Communist International meets in Moscow.
March 2nd, 1917 (March 02 1917)EventThe enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
March 2nd, 1917 (March 02 1917)Event(Old Style)Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Michael II of Russia.
March 2nd, 1903 (March 02 1903)EventIn New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.Martha Washington Quotes
March 2nd, 1901 (March 02 1901)EventThe United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.
March 2nd, 1899 (March 02 1899)EventIn the state of Washington, USA, Mount Rainier National Park is established.
March 2nd, 1896 (March 02 1896)EventEthiopia defeats Italy in the Battle of Adwa, marking the first victory of an African nation over a colonial power.
March 2nd, 1888 (March 02 1888)EventThe Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
March 2nd, 1877 (March 02 1877)EventU.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes
March 2nd, 1867 (March 02 1867)EventThe United States Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act
March 2nd, 1865 (March 02 1865)EventSecond Taranaki War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
March 2nd, 1863 (March 02 1863)EventThe United States Congress authorizes track width of 4 ft 8? in (1,435 mm) for Union Pacific Railroad
March 2nd, 1861 (March 02 1861)EventNevada Territory and Dakota Territory are organized as political divisions of the United States.
March 2nd, 1861 (March 02 1861)EventEmancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signed the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
March 2nd, 1855 (March 02 1855)EventAlexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
March 2nd, 1842 (March 02 1842)EventThe Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver.
March 2nd, 1836 (March 02 1836)EventTexas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
March 2nd, 1815 (March 02 1815)EventSigning of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.
March 2nd, 1808 (March 02 1808)EventThe inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh.
March 2nd, 1807 (March 02 1807)EventThe U.S. Congress passes an act to "prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States... from any foreign kingdom, place, or country."
March 2nd, 1791 (March 02 1791)EventLong-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
March 2nd, 1717 (March 02 1717)EventThe Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.
March 2nd, 1127 (March 02 1127)EventAssassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
March 2nd, 0986 (March 02 0986)EventLouis V becomes King of the Franks.

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