Historical Events For March - 02
Saturday, 03 December 2016
1789 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances on this day in history.
1791 On March - 02 long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
1793 The birth of Sam Houston, Texan leader on March - 02.
1793 On this day in history sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)
1793 On this day in history carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist
1797 On this day in history horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79
1799 On March - 02 congress standardizes US weights &measures
1799 Congress standardizes US weights & measures on this day in history.
1800 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86 on March - 02.
1807 On this day in history congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
1808 The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh on March - 02.
1810 On this day in history leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)
1813 On March - 02 george Alexander Macfarren, composer
1815 On this day in history signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.
1815 Antonio Buzzolla, composer on March - 02.
1817 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn on March - 02.
1817 Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda) on this day in history.
1819 On March - 02 territory of Arkansas organized
1819 US passed its first immigration law on March - 02.
1820 On March - 02 multatuli, writer
1822 Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.
1824 On March - 02 interstate commerce comes under federal control
1824 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau) on this day in history.
1825 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC on March - 02.
1828 Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879 on this day in history.
1829 On this day in history new England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston
1829 Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist on this day in history.
1831 John Frazee becomes the first US sculptor to receive a federal commission on March - 02.
1831 John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission on March - 02.
1836 On March - 02 republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
1836 On March - 02 texas declares its independence from Mexico.
1838 David Duffle Wood, composer on this day in history.
1840 On March - 02 heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81
1842 On March - 02 the Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver.