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Notable Historical Events for March 2nd

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

1962Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game

1936Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes

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

198260th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier

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

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

1946Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam

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

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

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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)

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

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

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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