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 This day in History - March 2
401 Historic Events for March 2
1942

Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon

Event
1942

14th Academy Awards - "How Green was My Valley," Cooper and Fontaine win

Event
1943

Geogre Benson, jazz/blues guitarist (Breezin', This Masquerade)

Birth
1943

Sea battle in Bismarck Sea finishes, US and Australia win

Event
1943

Gordon Black, English industrialist

Birth
1943

Tony Meehan, rocker

Birth
1943

Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79

Death
1943

1st transport from Westerbork Neth to Sobibor concentration camp

Event
1943

Rosa DeLauro, (Rep-D-Connecticut)

Birth
1943

Stephen Dickman, composer

Birth
1944

16th Academy Awards - "Casablanca," Jennifer Jones and Paul Lukas win

Event
1944

Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocates 521 in Italy

Event
1944

Pam Barnett, LPGA golfer

Birth
1944

Katherine Crawford, actress (Captains and Kings, Gemini Man)

Birth
1944

Leif Segerstam, composer

Birth
1945

Gordon Thompson, Ottawa Canada, actor (Adam Carrington-Dynasty)

Birth
1945

Joy Garrett, actress (Jo-Days of Our Lives)

Birth
1945

King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist govt

Event
1945

8th Air Force bombs Dresden

Event
1946

Brian J Donnelly, (Rep-D-MA, 1979- )

Birth
1946

Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam

Event
1946

Kingman Douglass, becomes deputy director of CIA

Event
1946

Dutch troops land on East Bali

Event
1948

Rory Gallagher, rock guitarist

Birth
1948

Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)

Birth