Today In History

posted on 02 Mar 2011 18:02 by reidiary
 

 

                     Wed, Mar 2nd, 2011


 



                                         On This Day


  1836 - Texas declared its independence from Mexico
               and an ad interim government was formed.

  1866 - Excelsior Needle Company 
               began making sewing machine needles.

  1877 - In the U.S.,
               Rutherford B. Hayes
was declared the winner
               of the 1876 presidential election
               by the U.S. Congress.
Samuel J. Tilden, however, 
               had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.

  1899 - Mount Rainier National Park in Washington 
               was established by the U.S. Congress.

  1899 - U.S. President McKinley signed a measure 
               that created
the rank of Admiral for the U.S. Navy.
               The first admiral was George Dewey.

  1901 - The first telegraph company in Hawaii opened.

  1903 - The Martha Washington Hotel
               opened for business in New York City.
              
The hotel had 416 room
               and was the first hotel exclusively for women.

  1908 - In Paris,
               Gabriel Lippmann 
introduced three-dimensional
               color photography at the Academy of Sciences.

  1917 - The Russian Revolution
               began with Czar Nicholas II abdicating.

  1946 - Ho Chi Minh was elected President of Vietnam.

  1949 - The B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II
               landed in Fort Worth, TX. 
The American plane
               had completed the first non-stop around-the-world flight.

  1962 - Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain scored 100 points 
                against the New York Knicks 169-147.
                Chamberlain broke several NBA records in the game.

  1969 - In Toulouse, France, the supersonic transport Concorde
                made its first test flight.

  1983 - The U.S.S.R. performed an underground nuclear test.

  1985 - The U.S. government approved a screening test for AIDS
               that detected antibodies to the virus that allowed possibly
               contaminated blood to be kept out of the blood supply.

  1986 - Corazon Aquino
               was sworn into office as president of the Philippines.

               Her first public declaration was to restore the civil rights
               of the citizens of her country.

  1989 - Representatives from the 12 European Community nations
               all agreed to ban all production of CFCs 
               (chlorofluorocarbons) 
by the end of the 20th century.

  1995 - Russian anti-corruption journalist Vladislav Listyev 
               was killed by a gunman in Moscow.

  1998 - The U.N. Security Council endorses
               U.N. chief Kofi Annan's deal

               to open Iraq's presidential palaces to arms inspectors.

  1998 - Images from the American spacecraft Galileo indicated
               that 
the Jupiter moon Europa has a liquid ocean
               and a source of interior heat.

  2000 - In Great Britain, Chile's former President
               Augusto Pinochet Ugarte 
was freed from house arrest
               and allowed to return to Chile.

               Britain's Home Secretary Jack Straw had concluded that
               Pinochet was mentally and physically unable to stand trial.
               Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland had sought
               the former Chilean leader on human-rights violations.

  2004 - NASA announced that
               the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered evidence
               that water had existed on Mars in the past. 







                                Birthdays

 
 Mikhail Gorbachev 1931 - Former Soviet President

 Karen Carpenter 1950 - Singer (The Carpenters)

 Jay Osmond 1955 - Singer (The Osmond Brothers)

 Jon Bon Jovi 1962 - Musician (Bon Jovi)

 Daniel Craig 1968 - Actor

 

 
 



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