March 2, 2017

March 2nd in History Part I

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On March 2nd in 1498 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

On March 2nd in 1629 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament

On March 2nd in 1770 British soldiers and Bostonian laborers fought at John Hancock's wharf. The soldiers were confined to their barracks after the incident.

On March 2nd in 1776 General George Washington ordered artillery forces to begin bombarding Boston from their positions at Lechmere Point.

On March 2nd in 1777 Colonel Lachlan McIntosh successfully defended Savannah from a British attack in the Battle of the Rice Boats

On March 2nd in 1789 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

On March 2nd in 1791 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.

On March 2nd in 1799 Congress standardizes US weights & measures

On March 2nd in 1807 US Congress bans the slave trade within the US, effective January 1, 1808

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