Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 2

  • March 2, 1127
    Charles the Good, Count of Flanders, is hacked to death with broadswords during praying in the church of Saint Donatian, Bruges, by members of influential Erembald family
  • March 2, 1836
    Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico
  • March 2, 1848
    Universal male suffrage is enacted in France, for the first time in the World
  • March 2, 1855
    Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, dies of pneumonia, and his son becomes Emperor Alexander II
  • March 2, 1867
    The first Reconstruction Act is passed by Congress to help former Confederate States to be re-admitted to the Union
  • March 2, 1936
    Adolf Hitler issues final orders for troops to re-occupy their former garrison posts in Rhineland towns
  • March 2, 1943
    Sea battle in Bismarck Sea finishes, United States and Australia win over Japan
  • March 2, 1946
    Ho Chi Minh is elected President of North Vietnam
  • March 2, 1956
    The French protectorate is ended and Morocco regained its independence from France by the French-Moroccan Agreement
  • March 2, 1969
    Dmitri Shostakovich, a Russian composer, completes his 14th Symphony
  • March 2, 1972
    Pioneer 10, an American space probe, is launched for Jupiter flyby
  • March 2, 1995
    Top quark, the last of six known quarks, a fundamental constituent of matter, is discovered by Collider Detector at Fermilab
  • March 2, 1998
    Data sent from the Galileo probe indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice
  • March 2, 2008
    Dmitry Medvedev is elected President of Russia with 72 percent of total votes, to succeed Vladimir Putin in May and appointing his as Prime Minister

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