Death of St. Cunegunda, Queen of Bavaria
Philip II of fRance and his army leave Sicily
Death of al-Malik en Nasr Salah-ud-Din Yusuf ibn Yusuf
Election of Pope Eugenius IV
Edward IV takes possession of the English Crown
All candidates for academic degrees at the Sorbonne required to believe in the Immaculate Conception
Caesar Borgia given the Papal Golden Rose
Ponce de Leon sails from Puerto Rico to find the Fountain Of Youth
Cardinal Wolsey names Richard Whiting as Abbot of Glastonbury
Henric Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance poet born
Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, English philosopher, author born
Death of Pope Clement VIII
William Davenant, English poet, dramatist born
English poet Edmund Waller born
Burning of Bartholomew Legate, at Smithfield, England, for heresy
Congress passed a resolution ordering U.S. Mint be established.
Congress passes 1st foreign aid bill.
Industrialist George Pullman, inventor of the railway sleeping car born
Florida became the 27th state.
For the first time, the U.S. Congress passed legislation on this day overriding a President's veto. President John Tyler was in office at the time.
Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. born
Gold Coinage Act passed, allowing gold coins to be minted.
The Home Department, forerunner of the Interior Department, was established.
Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin, the 3-cent piece.
Harriet Smithson, the actress who inspired "Symphonie fantastique" and then became Hector Berlioz's wife, died more than a decade after their separation but was still officially Mrs. Berlioz.
Baseball's "Wee" Willie Keeler born
The Georges Bizet opera "Carmen" premiered in Paris.
Attorney Belva Ann Lockwood became the first woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Post Office began offering special delivery for first-class mail.
Anne Mansfield Sullivan arrived at the Alabama home of Captain and Mrs. Arthur H. Keller to become the teacher of their blind and deaf 6-year-old daughter, Helen.
U.S. Army Gen. Matthew Ridgway born
Hollywood fashion designer Adrian born
Actress (Harlean Carpenter) Jean Harlow (Platinum Blonde, Red Dust, Bombshell, Dinner at Eight, China Seas, Libeled Lady) born
The now famous film, "Birth of a Nation", debuted in New York City. The motion picture brought Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh and Wallace Reid to the silver screen in what has frequently been called the greatest silent film ever produced.
Germany, Austria and Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which ended Russian participation in World War I. (The treaty was annulled by the November 1918 armistice.)
Actress Diana Barrymore (Blythe) born
Cab Calloway and his Orchestra recorded "Minnie the Moocher" on Brunswick Records. It was the first recording of the famous bandleader's theme song.
An act of Congress designated "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem of the United States.
It was on this day that a new craze began to sweep college campuses. Getting a start at the Ivy League's Harvard University, the much publicized fad began to take shape. The fad? Goldfish swallowing.
Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded "Frenesi" for RCA Victor.
Singer Jennifer Warnes born
Actor-director Tim Kazurinsky born
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds New York's Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the U.S.
Singer-musician Robyn Hitchcock born
Actress Miranda Richardson born
Actress Mary Page Keller born
Olympic track and field gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee born
Football player Herschel Walker born
Olympic track and field gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Knrsee born
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker starred in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway hit, "The Sound of Music".
Rapper-actor Tone-Loc born
Rock musician John Bigham (Fishbone) born
Apollo 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a mission to test the lunar module.
Actress Julie Bowen ("Three") born
Actor David Faustino born
Nearly 350 people died when a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris.
Actor Danny Masterson ("That 70's Show") born
Actress Jessica Biel ("7th Heaven") born
British coal miners ended their year-long strike, the longest and costliest labor dispute in British history.
Comedian Danny Kaye died in Los Angeles at age 74.
The US House of Representatives rejected a package of 30 (M) million dollars in non-lethal aid for the Nicaraguan Contras.
Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole suggested that Defense Secretary-designate John Tower be given the opportunity to appear before the Senate to answer allegations against him.
President Bush sparked controversy by expressing opposition to the settlement of Soviet Jewish refugees in East Jerusalem.
Allied military commanders met with Iraqi military commanders to arrange terms of a formal cease-fire in the Gulf War.
In a case that sparked a national outcry, motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video.
25 people were killed when a United Airlines Boeing 737-200 inexplicably crashed while approaching the Colorado Springs airport.
In so-called Junior Tuesday political contests, Democrat Paul Tsongas won primaries in Maryland and Utah; Bill Clinton won in Georgia, Jerry Brown in Colorado. Among Republicans, President Bush swept Georgia, Maryland and Colorado.
An underground coal mine explosion in Kozlu, Turkey, claimed 270 lives.
"A Short Symphony" by George Perle, which is the title of the work as well as a description of it was performed by the Boston Symphony. Seiji Ozawa conducted a concert that also included the Faure Requiem and Mozart's Ninth Piano Concerto with soloist Maria Joao Pires.
Health pioneer Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine, died in Washington DC at age 86.
Amid continuing trade tensions with Japan, President Clinton issued an executive order reviving an expired provision of US trade law known as Super 301, which provided a strict timetable for results.
President Clinton held a news conference in which he asserted his administration had built a safer world and stronger economy while Republicans were trying to cut money for the needy to give tax breaks to the rich.
The dollar plunged to a new low against the Japanese yen.
Israel declared all-out war on the militant group Hamas after a bus bomb in Jerusalem killed 19 people, including the bomber, the third such suicide attack in eight days.
Vice President Al Gore, under fire for his aggressive role in campaign fund raising, acknowledged he'd solicited donations from his White House office but insisted he did not do "anything wrong, much less illegal." Yet, he said he would never do it again.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that his company wasn't a monopoly out to crush rivals in the Internet software market.
Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Presidential confidant Vernon Jordan testified before the grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky matter.
Former CBS News president Fred W. Friendly died in New York at age 82.
The Supreme Court ruled that local lawmakers' votes are immune to lawsuits even if they had been based on illegal or discriminatory motives.
Monica Lewinsky, in an ABC interview timed to coincide with the publication of her book, recounted for Barbara Walters some of the fondest, as well as most painful, aspects of her relationship with President Clinton.
The Supreme Court ruled that public schools had to finance one-on-one nursing care for some disabled students throughout the school day.
Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Christian college, said it was lifting its ban on interracial dating. _____________________________________________________________
Former dictator General Augusto Pinochet returned to Chile a free man, 16 months after he was detained in Britain on torture charges.
Steve Fosset attempts a record flight around the world
Martin firm on missile defence results in chilly response from White House
Proposal to ban VoIP in Costa Rica
Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo, non-stop around the world
Take-Two Interactive profits surge 74%
Ex-Ontario Premier Harris to deny Ipperwash allegations
Green paper asks for the BBC's Board of Governors to be scrapped
Australia will not export uranium to India
Ian Thorpe starts to recover from chest pains
Band sticker causes bomb scare at Ohio University
Authorities impose vehicle ban on Baghdad
Emergency at JDS Uniphase in San Jose, CA
New Zealand Maori Electoral Option
Ayya Vaikunda Avataram declared as a holiday for Tirunelveli district
"Stolenwealth" Games to confront Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006
Iranian student protesters face expulsion
Late goal leaves Liverpool stunned
Chelsea maintains pace with Manchester United
Jimmy Wales asks Wikipedian to resign "his positions of trust" over nonexistent degrees
Councilman: Buffalo, New York, USA police to stage "sickout"
Full lunar eclipse due on March 3, 2007
Canadian musician Jeff Healey dies of cancer
Nepali goddess retires at age 11
Colombian police claim that Venezuelan government paid FARC rebels $300 million
Medvedev becomes Russian president-elect
National Hockey League news: March 3, 2008
India announces Lok Sabha elections for 2009
Two-time Eurovision entrant Edsilia Rombley discusses music, love, and her contrasting Contest experiences
Seven killed in gun attack on Sri Lankan cricket team
Toyota's US sales fall by 8.7%
Apple sues Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC
Air Canada to lay off over a thousand machinists
Ford's US auto sales spike, surpassing GM
Euro reaches ten month low against US dollar
Ex-Bosnian Serb leader: Alleged war crimes are myths
Venezuelan economy shrank by 5.8% in fourth quarter of 2009
GM recalls 1.3 million cars over steering issues
New York Representative Eric Massa to retire
Laws allowing same sex marriage in Washington, D.C. go into effect
Former Bosnian president arrested in London
Telecom Commission of Solomon Islands issues phone company US$1M fine
Apple Inc. unveils iPad 2 tablet
Deadly tornadoes blast U.S. Midwest leaving 39 dead
Two arrested over Belfast, Northern Ireland fatal shooting
On the campaign trail, February 2012
Liberal Democrats hold onto Eastleigh in by-election as UKIP vote soars
Al-Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali by French forces