On this day.... March 2

 

MARCH 2ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY / DR. SUESS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BANANA CREAM PIE DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SAM HOUSTON (1793-1863)
  • DR. SEUSS (THEODOR GEISEL) (1904-1991)
  • DESI ARNAZ (1917-1986)
 
  • MIKHAIL GORBACHEV (1931, 87)
  • LOU REED (1942-2013)
  • KAREN CARPENTER (1950-1983)
 
  • JON BON JOVI (1962, 56)
 
  • DANIEL CRAIG (1968, 50)
 
  • CHRIS MARTIN (1977, 41)
 
  • REBEL WILSON (1980, 38)
 
  • BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD (1981, 37)
 
  • BEN ROETHLISBERGER (1982, 36)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1629, KING CHARLES I DISSOLVES PARLIAMENT AND IMPRISONS NINE MEMBERS
  • IN 1776, BOSTON TROOPS BEGIN SHELLING THE BRITISH
  • IN 1789, PENNSYLVANIA ENDS ITS BAN ON THEATRE PERFORMANCES
  • IN 1807, IMPORTING SLAVES BECOMES ILLEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1817, NEW BERLIN, PENNSYLVANIA DEDICATES THE FIRST EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN THE US
  • IN 1836, TEXAS DECLARES INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO
 
  • IN 1853, WASHINGTON TERRITORY SEPARATES FROM OREGON
  • IN 1861, THE DAKOTA AND NEVADA TERRITORIES ARE FORMED
  • IN 1867, CONGRESS PASSES THE RECONSTRUCTION ACT
  • IN 1867, CONGRESS CREATES THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • IN 1874, BASEBALL BEGINS USING THE BATTER’S BOX
  • IN 1882, QUEEN VICTORIA SURVIVES AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT WHILE BOARDING A TRAIN
  • IN 1903, THE MARTHA WASHINGTON HOTEL FOR WOMEN ONLY OPENS IN NYC
 
  • IN 1917, PUERTO RICANS ARE GRANTED AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP
  • IN 1930, D.H. LAWRENCE DIES OF TUBERCULOSIS AT 44
  • IN 1933, “KING KONG” PREMIERES AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY
 
  • IN 1939, THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE FINALLY RATIFIES THE BILL OF RIGHTS
  • IN 1946, HO CHI MINH IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NORTH VIETNAM
  • IN 1951, THE FIRST NBA ALL STAR GAME IS PLAYED IN BOSTON. THE EAST WINS 111-94
  • IN 1962, WILT CHAMBERLAIN SCORES 100 POINTS IN ONE GAME
  • IN 1963, THE FOUR SEASONS HIT #1 WITH “WALK LIKE A MAN”
 
  • IN 1964, THE BEATLES BEGIN FILMING “A HARD DAY’S NIGHT”
 
  • IN 1965, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” IS RELEASED
 
  • IN 1974, THE WATERGATE GRAND JURY FINDS THAT PRESIDENT NIXON WAS INVOLVED IN THE COVER UP OF THE WATERGATE HOTEL BREAK IN
  • IN 1976, JOHN WAYNE GACY’S WIFE OF THREE YEARS CAROLE DIVORCES HIM
  • IN 1977, JAY LENO MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW
 
  • IN 1985, WHAM! HITS #1 WITH “MAKE IT BIG”
  • IN 1989, MADONNA PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR “LIKE A PRAYER” AS PART OF A WORLD WIDE PEPSI COMMERCIAL
 
  • IN 1991, “ALL RIGHT NOW” BY THE BAND FREE GOES TO #2 ON THE CHARTS 21 YEARS AFTER ITS RELEASE DUE TO ITS USE IN A WRIGLEY’S CHEWING GUM COMMERCIAL
  • IN 1994, BRANCH DIVIDIAN LEADER DAVID KORESH PROMISES THAT HE AND HIS FOLLOWERS WILL SURRENDER IF HIS TAPED STATEMENT IS BROADCAST ON TV. HE DOES NOT SURRENDER AFTERWARDS.
 
  • IN 1999, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD DIES AT 59 AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH CANCER
  • IN 2003, CHRISTINA AGUILERA SCORES A #1 SINGLE WITH “BEAUTIFUL”
 
  • IN 2009, JIMMY FALLON TAKES OVER AS HOST OF “THE TONIGHT SHOW”
  • IN 2014, THE RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES VLADMIR PUTIN’S PLAN TO SEND TROOPS INTO UKRAINE
  • IN 2016, SCOTT KELLY RETURNS TO EARTH AFTER SETTING A RECORD BY SPENDING 340 DAYS IN SPACE
  • IN 2017, JEFF SESSIONS RECUSES HIMSELF FROM THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND ITS TIES TO RUSSIA
 

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