Return Today in the History of World Political and Social Leaders: World Events Return

MARCH 2

Icon
Icon
Ethiopia: Victory of Adwa Commemoration Day
(Observed annually to commemorate victory over the Italians at Adwa: 03/02/1896)
Battle of Adwa Italy Ethiopia Embassy, London
1316 Robert II (Robert Stuart), King of Scotland Scottish Political and Social Leaders Undiscovered Scotland
1459 Pope Adrian VI (Dutch-born Catholic Pope) Dutch Political & Social Leaders Catholic Popes Concordia
1769 DeWitt Clinton (New York Governor Who Advocated Construction of the Erie Canal) New York Political & Social Leaders
1793 Sam Houston (Virginia-born Texas Military and Political Leader) Sam Houston Texas
1829 William Boyd Allison (Ohio-born U.S. Congressman from Iowa: 1863-1908) Ohio Political & Social Leaders Iowa Political & Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1836 Henry B. Brown (Massachusetts-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Massachusetts Political & Social Leaders United States Supreme Court Oyez
1876 Eugenio Maria Giuseppi Giovanni Pacelli (Italian-born Catholic Pope Pius XII) Italian Political & Social Leaders Catholic Popes Concordia
1953 Russ Feingold (U.S. Senator From Wisconsin) Wisconsin Political & Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1931 Mikhail Gorbachev (Russian President of the Soviet Union) Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet Political Leaders Nobel Laureate
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1791 John Wesley (English Founder of Methodism) English Social & Political Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders Concordia
1835 Francis II (Austrian-born Holy Roman Emperor) Austrian Political & Social Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders
1855 Nicholas I (Russian Tsar) Russian Political & Social Leaders
1883 Dudley McIver DuBose (Tennessee-born Confederate General) Tennessee Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
Icon
Icon
1492 Ferdinand V, King of Castile and Aragon, Banishes 800,000 Jews as Part of the Inquisition Spanish Political and Social Leaders Judaism Concordia
1836 Texas Declares Its Independence from Mexico Mexico Republic of Texas The Alamo
1841 3 of 20 U.S. Infantry Die in Skirmishes with Seminole Indians Near Florida's Fort Brooke Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Association
1848 French King, Louis Philippe, Leaves France Seeking Shelter in England French Political and Social Leaders Great Britain Chambers Book of Days
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes Is Declared the Winner of 1876 Presidential Election Rutherford B. Hayes 1876 Presidential Election Elections The New York Times The History Channel
1886 Texas Celebrates the Semicentennial of Its Independence from Mexico Mexico Republic of Texas The Alamo Texas State Historical Association
1896 Ethiopians Resist Colonialization Defeating Italians at Battle of Adwa Battle of Adwa Italy War
1903 William R. Day Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ohio Political & Social Leaders U. S. Supreme Court President Theodore Roosevelt Oyez
1917 President Wilson Signs Jones-Shafroth Act Giving Puerto Ricans Citizenship Puerto Rico President Woodrow Wilson Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
1925 Harlan Fiske Stone Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court New Hampshire Political & Social Leaders U. S. Supreme Court President Calvin Coolidge Oyez
1928 Virginia State Senate Approves a Monument Honoring World War I Veterans Virginia Government World War I Virginia Historical Society
1938 Lutheran Pastor, Martin Niemoller, Is Sentenced to 7 Months Prison for Opposing Hitler Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler Religious Leaders and Theologians Crime Concordia
1939 Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli Is Elected Pope as Pius XII Italian Political & Social Leaders Catholic Popes Concordia
1943 U.S. & Australians Begin 3-day Bombing of Japanese Convoy in Bismarck Sea Australia Japan Naval History Aviation History War in the Pacific The History Channel
1946 Ho Chi Minh Is Elected President of North Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Elections Asian History
1956 King Hussein of Jordan Dismisses British General, Takes Control of Arab Troops King Hussein Great Britain BBC
France Officially Recognizes Morocco's Independence France Morocco U.S. Department of State
1958 English Explorer Vivian Fuchs Completes First Land Crossing of Antarctica English Explorers Antarctica Historic Firsts BBC
1962 Ne Win Leads Burmese Army in Successful Coup Ousting U Nu Burma Asian History
1967 Robert Kennedy Proposes Plan to End the Vietnam War Robert F. Kennedy Vietnam War The History Channel
1969 Soviet and Chinese Troops Clash in Border Dispute Soviet Union China The Cold War The History Channel
1970 Rhodesia Prime Minister, Ian Smith, Declares His Country a Sovereign Republic Great Britain Zimbabwe BBC
1973 Leftist Coalition Led by Liam Cosgrave Wins Elections in Irish Republic Irish Political and Social Leaders Elections Television News Archive
1990 Nelson Mandela Is Elected Deputy President of the African National Congress South Africa Nelson Mandela African National Congress Britannica
1991 Sri Lanka's Deputy Defense Minister Among 19 Killed in Car Bomb Attack Sri Lanka Terrorism Death BBC
1994 South Africa's Inkatha Freedom Party Agrees to Participate in April Elections South Africa Elections Inkatha Freedom Party South African History
1995 7-time Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti Charged for Consorting with the Mafia Italian Political & Social Leaders Crime Law and Legal Resources Television News Archive
2000 Declared Unfit for Trial, Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet Returns to Chile Augusto Pinochet BBC
2002 Palestinian Suicide Bomber Kills 11 Israelis in Jerusalem Israel Terrorism Death BBC
2009 Guinea-Bissau President Joao Bernardo Vieira Is Assassinated Guinea-Bissau Death BBC

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail