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Notable Historical Events for March 2nd

1962Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game

1872Louis Riel goes into voluntary exile in St. Paul, Minnesota

1989NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez

1994Miami begins a latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan

1969Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season

201486th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win

1927Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

197416th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins

1997Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open

1989Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial

March 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 2nd

1917Desi Arnaz, Santiago Cuba, actor (I Love Lucy)

1965Ron Gant, Victoria Texas, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals)

1977Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)

1904Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], Springfield, Massachusetts, children's author (Horton Hears a Who!)

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Notable Weddings on March 2nd

1936Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)

1984Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

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Notable Divorces on March 2nd

1920Actress Mary Pickford (27) divorces actor Owen Moore (33) after 9 years of marriage

1976Second wife Carole Hoff divorces serial killer John Wayne Gacy (33) after 3 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on March 2nd

1791John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

1939Howard Carter, Brit archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at 65

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