TODAY IN HISTORY - March 2nd:

1836 - Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
1927 - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
1965 - One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released

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1974 - 16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins
1978 - 1st broadcast of "Dallas" on CBS TV

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1904 - Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
1917 - Desi Arnaz, Santiago Cuba, actor (I Love Lucy)
1931 - Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)
1981 - Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress

GOODBYE TO:

1930 - David Herbert Lawrence (DH), English poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 44
1939 - Howard Carter, Brit archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at 65

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