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 This day in History - March 2
401 Historic Events for March 2
1977

1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show

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1977

Libya amends constitution

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1977

Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson

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1977

Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive Life Achievement Award

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1978

1st broadcast of "Dallas" on CBS TV

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1978

Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6

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1979

Edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71

Death
1979

Mollah Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish leader, dies at 75

Death
1979

Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated in Holland

Death
1980

Mike Bratz (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games

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1980

3rd Islander scoreless tie-Penguins in Pitts

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1980

Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic

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1981

Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Wash DC

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1981

Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists

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1981

Janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30

Death
1982

60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier

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1982

Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru

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1982

Philip K[indred] Dick, author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53

Death
1983

Final episode of M*A*S*H; 125,000,000 viewers

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1983

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1983

Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips and Sony introduced

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1984

Louis Basile, actor (Louie-The Super), dies at 48

Death
1984

Iran offensive against Iraq fails

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1984

John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games

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1985

Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's

Death