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 This day in History - March 2
401 Historic Events for March 2
1966

Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)

Birth
1966

215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam

Event
1967

Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Birth
1967

9th Grammy Awards: Strangers in Night, Michele wins

Event
1967

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1967

Gordon Harker, actor (Inspector Hornleigh), dies at 81

Death
1967

Leo Gomez, Canovanas Puerto Rico, infielder (Chic Cubs)

Birth
1967

Allan Boyko, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Birth
1968

USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world

Event
1968

Penny "Stamper" Davis, Carlisle England, Canadian 470 yachter (Oly-96)

Birth
1968

Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova and Protopopov (USSR)

Event
1968

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (US)

Event
1968

USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit

Event
1968

Men's Figure Skating Champions in Geneva won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)

Event
1968

Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler and Ford (GRB)

Event
1969

Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 14th Symphony

Event
1969

1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde

Event
1969

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

Event
1969

Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)

Event
1970

Steve Holman, Indianapolis Indiana, miler

Birth
1970

Kevin Miniefield, NFL defensive back (Chic Bears)

Birth
1970

Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years

Event
1970

Rhodesia becomes independent republic

Event
1970

American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747

Event
1971

Ruffin Hamilton, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth