- 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, declaring independence from France
- 1970 White government of Rhodesia declares itself a republic
- 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: US conventional forces first delpoyed as part of Operation Anaconda
"King Kong", directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC
On March 2, 1933