History March 2nd

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0871 - Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army
    1121 - Dirk VI becomes count of Holland
    1458 - Hussite George van Podiebrad chosen king of Bohemia
    1498 - Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island
    1776 - Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
    1799 - Congress standardizes US weights and measures
    1807 - Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
    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
    1829 - New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston
    1836 - Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
    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 and Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska and Utah ter
    1863 - Congress authorizes track width of 4'8" for Union Pacific RR
    1865 - Freedman's Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865
    1866 - 1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn
    1867 - 1st Reconstruction act passed by Congress
    1867 - Congress created the Department of Education
    1867 - Jesse James-gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead
    1877 - Rutherford B Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory
    1889 - Kansas passes 1st US antitrust
    1893 - 1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
    1896 - Battle of Aduwa, Abyssinia (Ethiopia) defeats invading Italians
    1899 - Pres McKinley signs bill creating Mt Rainier Natl Park (5th in US)
    1901 - Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
    1909 - Gr Brit, France, Germ and It asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
    1915 - Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
    1917 - Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted
    1919 - 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
    1923 - Time magazine debuts
    1925 - Nationwide road numbering system and US shield marker adopted
    1927 - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
    1929 - Congress creates Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
    1933 - "King Kong," premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy NYC
    1933 - Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
    1934 - Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha
    1937 - Mexico nationalizes oil
    1938 - Landslides and floods cause over 200 deaths (LA Calif)
    1938 - Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union
    1939 - Mass Legislature votea to ratify the Bill of Rights - 147 years late
    1945 - King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist govt
    1946 - Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam
    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
    1956 - Morocco tears up the Treaty of France, declares independence from France
    1958 - 1st surface crossing of Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days
    1958 - Yemen announces it would join the United Arab Republic
    1966 - 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
    1968 - USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world
    1968 - USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit
    1969 - 1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
    1969 - Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
    1970 - Rhodesia becomes independent republic
    1970 - Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
    1972 - Jean-B‚del 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 - 1st class postage raised to 10cents from 8
    1974 - Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
    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 Life Achievement Award
    1977 - Libya amends constitution
    1978 - Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
    1981 - Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
    1982 - Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru
    1983 - Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips and Sony introduced
    1983 - Final episode of M*A*S*H; 125,000,000 viewers
    1984 - Iran offensive against Iraq fails
    1985 - US approves screening test for AIDS
    1986 - Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US
    1989 - 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
    1989 - Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
    1991 - UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
    1994 - Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcasted, it is, but he doesn't
    1995 - Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
    1997 - Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal aquires 5% of Apple
    1997 - Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
    2000 - Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges
     
  2. overrocked

    overrocked Premium Member

    and we can add one to next year-

    5.0 earthquake by Winslow, Arizona :)
     
  3. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    and mizar's birthday:yes:
     
  4. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Happy Birthday Mizar!!!
     
  5. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

    Happy B-Day MIZAR!!

    A year older, means abit more responsibility is added to life. :(