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Notable Historical Events for March 2nd

1877Rutherford B. Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory

1867Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead

1962JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

1989NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez

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

1965One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released

1629English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament

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

1977Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

198260th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier

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Notable Birthdays on March 2nd

1931Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)

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

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

1977Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)

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Notable Weddings on March 2nd

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

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

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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

March 2nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on March 2nd

1930David Herbert Lawrence (DH), English poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 44

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

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