Historical Events for 2nd March 2019

1789 – Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
1896 – Best 9-wicket haul in cricket history; George Lohmann takes 9-28 as England beats South Africa by an innings and 197 runs in 2nd Test at Johannesburg
1925 – SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
1933 – Sanriku earthquake of 8.4 and tsunami hit Japan, country’s most powerful earthquake in 180 years
1940 – The first televised intercollegiate track meet is seen in NYC on W2XBS; NYU wins the meet presented live from Madison Square Garden
1972 – Jean-B├ędel Bokassa appoints himself President for life of Central African Republic
1974 – Australian cricket batsman Greg Chappell makes 247no in drawn 1st Test vs NZ in Wellington; also hits 133 in 2nd innings; brother Ian 145 and 121 also scores twin centuries
1994 – Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcasted, it is, but he doesn’t
1998 – Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice
2012 – Tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky

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