THIS DAY IN HISTORY 02/03


This day in #history 02/03

MARCH 2ND

1498 – Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits Mozambique Island

1956 – Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France

1970 – Rhodesia becomes independent republic

1992 – Moldova joins the United Nations.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1904 – Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children’s author (Horton Hears a Who!)

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1931 – Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)

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1937 – Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria

FAMOUS DEATHS

1791 – John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

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1829 – Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez , conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)

1930 – David Herbert Lawrence (DH), poet/writer (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), dies at 44

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1939 – Howard Carter, Brit archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at 65

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2010 – Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)

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