What happened on 02 March?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 02 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 02 MARCH

2017 | In a conference held in Moscow, Russia five years ago, Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson elements were officially added to the periodic table.

2012 | A tornado outbreak occurred over large parts of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.

2004 | War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carried out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 people and wounding more than 500.

1995 | Twenty-seven years ago, Researchers at Fermilab announced the discovery of the top quark on this day.

1989 | Twelve European Union nations agreed to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.

1797 | The Bank of England issued the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.

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ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1999 | English singer, Dusty Springfield, 60.

1939 | British archaeologist and historian, Howard Carter, 65.

2015 | American minister and colonel, Dean Hess, 98.

2008 Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jeff Healey, 42.

1949 | Indian poet and activist, Sarojini Naidu, 70.

BIRTHDAYS

1988 | British singer-songwriter, James Arthur.

1971 | American rapper, record producer, and actor, Method Man.

1988 | Australian diver, Matthew Mitcham.

1962 | Norwegian footballer and coach, Tom Nordlie.

1955 | American singer, drummer, actor, and TV/film producer, Jay Osmond.

SPORTS

2013 | On this day, at Saint Mary’s Stadium, Southampton met Queens Park Rangers in a Premier League match, surprisingly,  both managers (Mauricio Pochettino of Southampton and Harry Redknapp of QPR) celebrated their birthdays that day.

ENTERTAINMENT

2018 | In the United States, the “Death Wish” film was released for the first time.

AFRICA FACT

The biggest man-made lake in the world is in Ghana, which is Lake Volta with a surface area of 8 502 km².

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