What Happened on March 2, 2004

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Rosetta space probe is launched by the European Space Agency to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with Philae lander module aboard
  • Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.
  • War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500

Famous Deaths

  • Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)
  • Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (b. 1928)
  • Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (All the King's Men, The Exorcist, Giant), dies at 87