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  • House of Representatives, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 2, 1686

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Eleven Articles of Impeachment Against the President

    House of Representatives, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 2, 1686

    One week later, the House adopted eleven articles of impeachment against the president.




  • U.S.
    Friday Mar 2, 1781

    George Washington

    Congress ratified the Articles of Confederation

    U.S.
    Friday Mar 2, 1781

    On March 1, 1781, Congress ratified the Articles of Confederation, but the government that took effect on March 2 did not have the power to levy taxes, and it loosely held the states together.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 2, 1864

    Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln promoted Grant to Lieutenant General

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 2, 1864

    Lincoln was concerned that Grant might be considering a presidential candidacy in 1864. He arranged for an intermediary to inquire into Grant's political intentions, and once assured that he had none, Lincoln promoted Grant to the newly revived rank of Lieutenant General, a rank which had been unoccupied since George Washington. Authorization for such a promotion "with the advice and consent of the Senate" was provided by a new bill which Lincoln signed the same day he submitted Grant's name to the Senate. His nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1864.




  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 2, 1931

    Anna May Wong

    The Good Earth

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 2, 1931

    In the 1930s, the popularity of Pearl Buck's novels, especially The Good Earth, as well as growing American sympathy for China in its struggles with Japanese imperialism, opened up opportunities for more positive Chinese roles in U.S. films.




  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 2, 1950

    Neil Armstrong

    The First Aircraft Carrier landing on the USS Cabot

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 2, 1950

    On March 2, 1950, he made his first aircraft carrier landing on the USS Cabot, an achievement he considered comparable to his first solo flight.




  • southern United States, Dixie, Dixieland, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 2, 1955

    Martin Luther King

    Claudette Colvin

    southern United States, Dixie, Dixieland, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 2, 1955

    March 1955, Claudette Colvin—a fifteen-year-old black schoolgirl in Montgomery—refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in violation of Jim Crow laws, local laws in the Southern United States that enforced racial segregation. King was on the committee from the Birmingham African-American community that looked into the case; E. D. Nixon and Clifford Durr decided to wait for a better case to pursue because the incident involved a minor.




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