March 2

March 2

Events March 2

1797 – The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
1903 – In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
1949 – Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
1949 – The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
1956 – Morocco gains its independence from France.
1970 – Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
1983 – Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had been available only in Japan before then.
1989 – Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
1995 – Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
1998 – Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.

 

 

 

 

 



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