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March 2 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 2. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 60 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 537
    Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges begins the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off.
  • 986
    Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1121
    Dirk VI becomes the Count of Holland.
  • 1127
    Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
  • 1444
    Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
  • 1458
    George of Poděbrady is chosen as the king of Bohemia.
  • 1476
    Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
  • 1484
    The College of Arms is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England.
  • 1498
    Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits the Island of Mozambique.
  • 1561
    Mendoza, Argentina is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro del Castillo.
  • 1657
    Great Fire of Meireki: A fire in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, caused more than 100,000 deaths; it lasted three days
  • 1717
    The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
  • 1791
    Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
  • 1797
    The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
  • 1807
    The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
  • 1808
    The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1811
    Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
  • 1815
    Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the leaders of the Kingdom of Kandy.
  • 1825
    Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
  • 1855
    Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1865
    East Cape War: The Völkner Incident in New Zealand.
  • 1867
    The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
  • 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.
  • 1882
    Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
  • 1885
    Sino-French War: French victory in the Battle of Hòa Mộc near Tuyên Quang, northern Vietnam.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
  • 1903
    In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
  • 1917
    The enactment of the Jones–Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

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