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Notable Historical Events for March 2nd

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

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

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

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

1962JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

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

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

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

1903Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in NYC

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

March 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 2nd

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

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

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

1977Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)

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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

March 2nd Weddings
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Notable Divorces on March 2nd

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

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