Today in History, English
Today in History, English

23191March 2Event2004 – War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
23192March 2Event2012 – A tornado outbreak occurred over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.
23193March 2Birth1409 – Jean II, Duke of Alençon (d. 1476)
23194March 2Birth1459 – Pope Adrian VI (d. 1523)
23195March 2Birth1545 – Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library (d. 1613)
23196March 2Birth1578 – George Sandys, English poet (d. 1644)
23197March 2Birth1705 – William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)
23198March 2Birth1760 – Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)
23199March 2Birth1769 – DeWitt Clinton, American politician, 6th Governor of New York (d. 1828)
23200March 2Birth1770 – Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (d. 1826)
23201March 2Birth1779 – Joel Roberts Poinsett, American physician and politician, 15th United States Secretary of War (d. 1851)
23202March 2Birth1793 – Sam Houston, American soldier and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1863)
23203March 2Birth1800 – Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian-Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1844)
23204March 2Birth1810 – Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)
23205March 2Birth1816 – Alexander Bullock, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
23206March 2Birth1817 – János Arany, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1882)
23207March 2Birth1820 – Multatuli, Dutch-German author (d. 1887)
23208March 2Birth1824 – Bedřich Smetana, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1884)
23209March 2Birth1829 – Carl Schurz, German-American general, lawyer, and politician, 13th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1906)
23210March 2Birth1836 – Henry Billings Brown, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1913)
23211March 2Birth1842 – Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer, art collector, and philanthropist (d. 1914)
23212March 2Birth1843 – Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
23213March 2Birth1846 – Marie Roze, French soprano (d. 1926)
23214March 2Birth1849 – Robert Means Thompson, American commander, lawyer, and businessman (d. 1930)
23215March 2Birth1859 – Sholem Aleichem, Ukrainian-American author and playwright (d. 1916)
23216March 2Birth1860 – Susanna M. Salter, American politician (d. 1961)
23217March 2Birth1862 – John Jay Chapman, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1933)
23218March 2Birth1862 – Boris Borisovich Golitsyn, Russian physicist and seismologist (d. 1916)
23219March 2Birth1876 – Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
23220March 2Birth1878 – William Kissam Vanderbilt II, American sailor and race car driver (d. 1944)

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