This Day in History – March 2

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March 2

It is always exciting, intriguing and a delight to know what has happened around the world and in India on this day in history. Hence we are here with this blog on this day in the history of March 2. So if you are a history fanatic and would love to improve and increase your knowledge then here is a perfect and fun blog for you all.

What Events Happened in India on March 2? 

March 2
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1938: Chandrakumar Agarwala’s death anniversary
March 2, 1938, is marked by the death anniversary of Chandrakumar Agarwala. He was an Assamese poet who was a pioneer of Assamese literature’s age of romanticism.
1949: Sarojini Naidu passed away
Sarojini Naidu, the great Indian freedom fighter and activist, who was and is still recognised by the sobriquet as The Nightingale of India, passed away on this day.
1952: Sindri Fertilizer Plant
On March 2, 1952, the Sindri Fertilizer Plant, the first company operated by the government, was inaugurated.

What Events Happened Around the World on March 2?

Napoleon Bonaparte
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986: Louis V became King
On March 2, 986, Louis V became the King of the Franks.
1498: Mozambique Island
Vasco da Gama’s fleet visited Mozambique Island on this day. 
1629: Parliament dissolved
English King Charles I dissolved Parliament against the opposition, imprisoning nine members of Parliament.
1796: Napoleon Bonaparte appointed 
Napoléon Bonaparte was appointed commander-in-chief of the French army in Italy on this day. 
1819: First Immigration law
On March 2, 1819, the US enacted its first immigration law.
1836: Independence of Republic of Texas
The Republic of Texas proclaimed independence from Mexico on this day. 
1882: Queen Victoria
As Roderick Maclean shot at her while boarding a train in Windsor, Queen Victoria narrowly escaped assassination.
1903: Martha Washington Hotel opened in NYC
The Martha Washington Hotel opened in NYC, catering to women only on this day. 
1933: King Kong premiered
King Kong, a film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray, premiered at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC.
1936: Don Bradman
Batting maestro Don Bradman of Australian cricket scored 369 in 253 minutes (46 fours, 4 sixes) in South Australia’s innings.
1939: Eugenio Pacelli selected as Pope Pius XI
Eugenio Pacelli was selected on March 2, 1939, as Pope Pius XII.
1946: Ho Chi Minh elected as President
Ho Chi Minh was elected President of North Vietnam on this day in history. 
1956: Lawdy Miss Clawdy released 
The famous song, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, the single cover was released by Elvis Presley. 
1972: President For Life 
Jean-Bédel Bokassa declared himself President for Life of the Central African Republic.
1972: Pioneer 10 launched
NASA launched its Pioneer 10 Jupiter space probe. 
1981:Planet 5020 Asimov discovered
The minor planet 5020 Asimov was discovered. It was named on March 2, 1981, after the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
2014: Troops sent to Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin obtained unanimous permission from the Russian parliament to send troops to Ukraine.
2016: Emirates A380
Emirates A380 flew 14,200km (8,824 miles) Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours, 15 minutes was launched on March 2, 2016, the longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by time.
2016: ISS record
After nearly a year (340 days), US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to earth, setting an ISS record.
2020: EU Agreement
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will no longer implement the EU’s 2016 agreement to stop migrants entering Europe on March 2, 2020.

List of Important Birthdays 

  • Anandji
    On March 2, 1933, Anandji, the famous music director and part of the legendary Kalyanji Anandji duo, was born. In 1992, he also received the civilian distinction of Padma Shri.
  • Daniel Craig
    Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor best known for playing James Bond in the eponymous film series, starting with Casino Royale, which gained him international fame.
  • Chris Martin
    An English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and philanthropist, Christopher Anthony John Martin was born on March 2, 1977, and is the lead singer, main songwriter and co-founder of Coldplay, a rock band.
  • Sam Houston
    Samuel Houston was an American soldier and politician. Houston, an important leader of the Texas Revolution, served as the Republic of Texas’ first and third president, respectively. 
  • Dr Seuss
    Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel, born on March 2, 1904, was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker, who was famous for writing his work and illustrating over 60 books under the pen name Dr Seuss.

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