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 This day in History - March 2
401 Historic Events for March 2
1772

Robert J Pothier, French lawyer, dies at 73

Death
1776

Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston

Event
1787

Jean SOME Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher, dies at 73

Death
1789

Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

Event
1793

Sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)

Birth
1797

Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79

Death
1799

Congress standardizes US weights and measures

Event
1800

Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86

Death
1807

Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808

Event
1810

Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)

Birth
1813

George Alexander Macfarren, composer

Birth
1815

Antonio Buzzolla, composer

Birth
1817

1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn

Event
1817

J nos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)

Birth
1819

US passed its 1st immigration law

Event
1819

Territory of Arkansas organized

Event
1820

Multatuli, writer

Birth
1822

Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40

Death
1824

Interstate commerce comes under federal control

Event
1824

Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)

Birth
1824

Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian theorist [NS]

Birth
1824

Henry Beebee Carrington, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1912

Birth
1825

1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC

Event
1828

Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879

Birth
1829

New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston

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