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Historical Events Happened In March - 02

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1789  On this day in history pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances  

1791  On March - 02 long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.  

1793  On March - 02 the birth of Sam Houston, Texan leader  

1793  On this day in history sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)  

1793  On March - 02 carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist  

1797  Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79 on March - 02.  

1799  On this day in history congress standardizes US weights &measures  

1799  On this day in history congress standardizes US weights & measures  

1800  Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1807  On March - 02 congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808  

1808  On this day in history the inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh.  

1810  Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903) on March - 02.  

1813  On this day in history george Alexander Macfarren, composer  

1815  On this day in history signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.  

1815  On March - 02 antonio Buzzolla, composer  

1817  1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn on this day in history.  

1817  Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda) on March - 02.  

1819  Territory of Arkansas organized on March - 02.  

1819  On March - 02 uS passed its first immigration law  

1820  On this day in history multatuli, writer  

1822  On this day in history christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40  

1824  Interstate commerce comes under federal control on March - 02.  

1824  On this day in history bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)  

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 March - 02.  

1829  New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston on March - 02.  

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  Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico on this day in history.  

1836  Texas declares its independence from Mexico on March - 02.  

1838  David Duffle Wood, composer on this day in history.  

1840  Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 on March - 02.  

1842  The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver on March - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1316  On this day in history birth of robert II, the Steward, King of Scotland (1371-90)  

1409  John II, French duke of Alencon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc was born on March - 02.  

1459  Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23) was born on this day in history.  

1481  On this day in history birth of franz von Sickingen, German knight  

1545  Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar was born on March - 02.  

1555  Ludovico Spontoni, composer was born on this day in history.  

1578  George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644) was born on this day in history.  

1705  William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793) was born on March - 02.  

Famous Deaths In March - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0855  On this day in history death of lothair, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor (b. 795)  

0986  On this day in history lotharius, King of France (954-86), dies at 44  

1122  On March - 02 floris II, the fat one, count of Holland, dies  

1127  On this day in history death of charles, the Good, Count of Vlanderen, murdered  

1316  Death of Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1296) on this day in history.  

1333  On March - 02 wladyslaw IV, the Short One/Great, duke/king of Poland, dies  

1383  On March - 02 amadeus VI, count of Savoy, dies  

1572  On this day in history death of mem de Sá, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil