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 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
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Did You Know?

"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

Would You Believe?

Longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance, Emirates A380 flies 14,200km (8,824 miles) Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours, 15 minutes

On March 2, 2016

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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