March 2, 2017

March 2nd in History Part X

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On March 2nd in 1995 Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches

On March 2nd in 1997 Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal acquires 5% of Apple

On March 2nd in 1997 Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)

On March 2nd in 1998 Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice

On March 2nd in 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ends March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

On March 2nd in 2004 Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.

On March 2nd in 2004 War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.

On March 2nd in 2004 Rosetta space probe is launched by the European Space Agency to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with Philae lander module aboard

On March 2nd in 2005 President Bush demanded that Syria withdraw its troops from Lebanon

On March 2nd in 2008 Riots in Yerevan, Armenia concerning the Armenian presidential election, 2008 come to a fatal end, with police forces clashing with civilians in their peaceful protest, resulting in 8 deaths.

On March 2nd in 2012 Tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky

On March 2nd in 2014 President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine

On March 2nd in 2016 US astronauts Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko return to earth after nearly a year (340 days), setting an ISS record

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