What Happened on March 2

Significant Events

  • 1791 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
  • 1807 US Congress bans the slave trade within the US, effective January 1, 1808
  • 1888 The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
  • 1946 Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam
  • 1956 Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France
  • 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ends March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
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Did You Know?

"King Kong" starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC

On March 2, 1933

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1920 Actress Mary Pickford (27) divorces actor Owen Moore (33) after 9 years of marriage
  • 1936 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage
  • 1976 Second wife Carole Hoff divorces serial killer John Wayne Gacy (33) after 3 years of marriage
  • 1993 Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins
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