Today in History, English
Today in History, English

23491March 2Death2012 – Doug Furnas, American wrestler and powerlifter (b. 1959)
23492March 2Death2012 – Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1929)
23493March 2Death2012 – James Q. Wilson, American political scientist and academic (b. 1931)
23494March 2Death2012 – Isagani Yambot, Filipino journalist and publisher (b. 1934)
23495March 2Death2013 – Tom Borland, American baseball player (b. 1933)
23496March 2Death2013 – Peter Harvey, Australian journalist (b. 1944)
23497March 2Death2013 – Giorgos Kolokithas, Greek basketball player (b. 1945)
23498March 2Death2013 – Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author (b. 1942)
23499March 2Death2014 – Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet and translator (b. 1935)
23500March 2Death2014 – Molly Bobak, Canadian painter and educator (b. 1922)
23501March 2Death2014 – Porky Chedwick, American radio announcer (b. 1918)
23502March 2Death2014 – Gail Gilmore, Canadian-American actress and dancer (b. 1937)
23503March 2Death2015 – Leslie Chamberlain, English rugby player (b. 1934)
23504March 2Death2015 – Dean Hess, American minister and colonel (b. 1917)
23505March 2Death2015 – Dave Mackay, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1934)
23506March 2Death2015 – Jenna McMahon, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1925)
23507March 2Death2015 – Mal Peet, English author and illustrator (b. 1947)
23508March 2Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Agnes of BohemiaAngela of the CrossBlessed Charles the Good, Count of FlandersChad of Mercia (Church of England)John MaronMarch 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
23509March 2Holiday and observanceFeast of 'Alá (Loftiness), First day of the 19th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) and first day of the Baha'i Nineteen Day Fast
23510March 2Holiday and observanceJamahiriya Day (Libya)
23511March 2Holiday and observancePeasants' Day (Burma)
23512March 2Holiday and observanceRead Across America Day (United States)
23513March 2Holiday and observanceTexas Independence Day
23514March 2Holiday and observanceVictory at Adwa Day (Ethiopia)
23515March 3Event473 – Gundobad (nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
23516March 3Event724 – Empress Genshō abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew Shōmu who becomes emperor of Japan.
23517March 3Event1284 – The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.
23518March 3Event1575 – Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
23519March 3Event1585 – The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
23520March 3Event1776 – American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.

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