Osun Defender History Corner: March 2 In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: March 2 In Focus
  • PublishedMarch 2, 2024

Today, in the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashbacks and recall some events that marked this day.

March 2, 1791

The United States Congress passed the first naturalization law.

March 2, 1836

The Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico.

March 2, 1877

U.S. Electoral Commission declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, ending the disputed election.

March 2, 1899

Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state is established.

March 2, 1917

The Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

March 2, 1933

The film “King Kong” is released in New York City.

March 2, 1949

The B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II completes the first non-stop around-the-world flight.

March 2, 1962

Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single NBA basketball game for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks.

March 2, 1978

The first broadcast of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” radio series by Douglas Adams airs on BBC Radio 4.

March 2, 1983

Compact Discs (CDs) are launched commercially in the United States and other markets.

March 2, 1995

Yahoo! is incorporated as a company by Jerry Yang and David Filo.

March 2, 2004

Martha Stewart is convicted of obstructing justice and lying to the government about a stock sale.

March 2, 2012

Vladimir Putin is elected President of Russia for the third time.

March 2, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, sparking one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history.

March 2, 2016

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan passes away at the age of 94.

March 2, 2018

The Salisbury poisoning occurs when former Russian military officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury, England.

March 2, 2019

A tornado outbreak hits the southern United States, causing significant damage and several fatalities.

March 2, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden wins the South Carolina Democratic primary, reviving his presidential campaign.

March 2, 2021

The United States surpasses 500,000 deaths from COVID-19.

March 2, 2022

Ukraine declares a state of emergency as tensions with Russia escalate over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on March 2. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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