- 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).
"King Kong" starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC
On March 2nd, 1933