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 This day in History - March 2
401 Historic Events for March 2
1933

"King Kong," premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy NYC

Event
1934

Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha

Event
1934

Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, NFLer

Birth
1934

Bernard Rands, Sheffield England, composer (Wildtrack)

Birth
1935

Al Waxman, Toronto Canada, actor (Cagney and Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms)

Birth
1936

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

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1936

Henny Boskamp, [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)

Birth
1937

Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer, dies at 73

Death
1937

Mexico nationalizes oil

Event
1938

Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire

Birth
1938

Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)

Birth
1938

Donald Schwall, baseball player (1961 AL rookie of year)

Birth
1938

Landslides and floods cause over 200 deaths (LA Calif)

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1938

Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union

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1939

Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII

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1939

Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)

Birth
1939

Mass Legislature votea to ratify the Bill of Rights - 147 years late

Event
1939

Howard Carter, Brit archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at 65

Death
1939

Barbara Luna, NYC, actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage)

Birth
1940

Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland

Event
1940

1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, MSG, NYC

Event
1940

Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, chairman (S Afr Prog Fed Party, 1979-86)

Birth
1942

Lou Reed, [Firbank], Freeport NY, rock vocalist (Velvet Underground)

Birth
1942

Tony Meehan, [Daniel Meehan], London Eng, rocker (Drifters, Vipers)

Birth
1942

John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)

Birth