Lost and Found – March 2nd Edition

What to remember about March 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Army begins bombardment as Siege of Boston begins
  • 1793  1st President of Republic of Texas Samuel Houston is born in Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1807  Congress passes bill banning the importation of slaves
  • 1836  Republic of Texas issues Declaration of Independence and formally secedes from Mexico
  • 1865  Union troops led by General George Custer gain control of Shenandoah Valley with victory at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
  • 1904  American author and illustrator Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel is born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1917  President Wilson signs Jones-Shafroth Act granting American citizenship to inhabitants of the territory of Puerto Rico
  • 1949  American B-50 bomber Lucky Lady II completes 1st non-stop flight around the world
  • 1962  Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlin scores 100 points in a single basketball game leading Philadelphia Warriors to win over New York Knicks
  • 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins with over 100 aircraft attacking targets in North Vietnam
  • 1966  Chinese and Russian troops exchange fire in contested border region; 1st open conflict between the Communist giants
  • 1983  Compact Disc players and discs are released for 1st time in America
  • 1998  NASA probe Galileo provides data indicating that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean
  • 2005  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his philanthropic efforts to fight poverty

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