Friday, March 2, 2012

2nd of March

Today is the 61st day of the year, with only 304 days remaining.

1797 - The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.

1836 - Marks the declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexican control.

1867 - The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.

1933 - The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

1946 - Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.

1949 - The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.

1953 - The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.

1956 - Morocco gains its independence from France.

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.

1965 - The US and South Vietnamese begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.

1983 - Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets.

1990 - Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.

1991 - The Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the Gulf War.

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