On This Day In History, 2 March

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World Events Today

  • Queen Victoria survived her eighth and last assassination attempt today in 1882, Roderick Maclean attempted to shoot her as she was boarding her carriage at Windsor Station
  • The Convention of Constantinople, a treaty guaranteeing the right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal during war and peace, was drafted today in 1888
  • The legendary supersonic aeroplane Concorde, made its first test flight today in 1969

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Loves of Mars and Venus by John Weaver, was performed at the Drury Lane Theatre in London today in 1717, it is considered to be the first modern ballet
  • The original King Kong movie was released today in 1933 in New York
  • The legendary American musical drama movie The Sound of Music, was released today in 1965, it won 5 Academy Awards

Family Events Today

  • John Francis Bongiovi Junior, better known as the American singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi, was born today in 1962 in New Jersey
  • The English actor Daniel Craig, who played many roles including James Bond, was born today in 1968 in Chester
  • The British singer-songwriter Chris Martin, lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay, was born today in 1977 in Exeter

Main Event Today

  • The NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart, Mikhail Kornienko, returned to Earth today in 2016, they had spent an historic 340 days onboard the International Space Station

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Banana Creme Pie Day

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