Historical Events on 2nd March (Part 2)
All Events Birthdays
Events 201 - 212 of 212
2002 - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
2003 - The first International Symposium on Taiwan Sign Language Linguistics is held at Chung Cheng University.
2003 - America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-0 to win in Auckland
2004 - Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.
2004 - War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
2004 - Rosetta space probe is launched by the European Space Agency to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with Philae lander module aboard
2008 - Riots 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.
2012 - Tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky
2012 - The Red Cross is denied access to provide relief to the Baba Amr district in Homs by the Syrian army
2012 - New fiscal compact to prevent excessive debt is signed by 25 out of 27 European Union members
Actress Cate Blanchett 2014 - 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win
2014 - President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
— Historical Events on this Day —