March 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1807 - The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
- 1877 - U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
- 1949 - Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
- 1972 - The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
- 1998 - Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
- Famous Birthdays: Thomas Bodley (English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library), Boris Borisovich Galitzine (Russian physicist), Dr. Seuss (American author, poet, and illustrator), Henry Katzman (American pianist, composer, and painter), Mikhail Gorbachev (Soviet lawyer and politician, President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Prize laureate)
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