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Time Machine: March 2, in world history

March 2 2007

Historical events and inventions:

According to historical records, it is March 2, 1067 was based Minsk - the present capital of Belarus.

On this day in 1831, Alexander Pushkin married to Natalia Goncharova.

March 2, 1911 held the first performance of Russian folk choir, created ME Pyatnitsky.

On this day in 1933 in New York was the movie "King Kong" - then still in black and white, with on-frame animated monkey.

March 2, 1949 completed the first nonstop flight around the globe. The entire flight liner B-50 Superfortress lasted 94 hours.

On this day in 1951 hosted the first All-Star Game NBA.

March 2, 1969 marked as the day when there was the first in the history of armed conflict between the two socialist countries - the USSR and China. On the Sino-Soviet foreign border guards were shot at point-blank head of the Soviet frontier Lower Mikhajlovka Lieutenant Strelnikov and seven soldiers.

Subsequently, in this place there have been further fighting, which killed 32 Soviet border guards. March 15 the Chinese side was a new attempt to capture the Sino-Soviet, which was also repulsed.

In the battle from both sides involved not only the border, but regular troops were involved in artillery, tanks, rocket launchers. The island became the first Sino-Soviet militant test volley fire systems "Grad". All in all this conflict killed 58 people and injured 94. On the Soviet side. Chinese casualties in the thousands, which forced them to stop encroachment on the territory of the USSR. Only 19 May 1991 under an agreement between the USSR and the PRC Island Damanskiy went to China. Now, border post, which first took a blow, was named Strelnikov, and on the island, for which so much blood was shed, placed the museum of military glory of the Chinese Border.

On March 2, 1969 hosted the first test flight of the French supersonic airliner Concorde.

On this day in 1983 the firm Philips, Sony and Polygram presented the first CD player.

March 2, 1992 has been restored Russia's Military Order of Saint George and the insignia "George Cross". A Presidential Decree of 2 March 1994 stated: "In the system of state awards Reserved Military Order of St. George and decorations -" George Cross ".

On this day were born:

On this day in 1800 was born Yevgeny Abramovich Baratynsky (1800 - 11.7.1844), a famous poet.

March 2, 1862 Born Boris Borisovich Galitzine (1862 - 17.5.1916), the famous physicist, royal blood. Academic organized meteorological service throughout Russia. It was he who solved the problem of determining the epicenter of all according to one seismic station, constructed the first electrodynamic seismograph, which is largely identical to the current model.

On this day in 1894, was born Alexander Ivanovich Oparin (1894 - 21/04/1980), the famous Soviet biochemist. It was he who proposed the original concept of spontaneous generation of life - the so-called "coacervate droplets, which are not yet being a cage, can feed and reproduce.

Also that day, but in 1913, was born Georgi Flerov (1913 - 19.11.990), a physicist, academician, Hero of Socialist Labor. Under his leadership, was first obtained several new chemical elements.

March 2, 1931 born Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the first and last Soviet president.

Also that day, but in 1962 was born Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bondzhovi), the famous American rock musician.

March 2, 1976 Born Daniil Strakhov, a famous actor ("Poor Nastya", "Children of the Arbat).

This day died:

March 2, 1817, died Giacomo Quarenghi (09/20/1744 - 1817), known Italian-Russian architect who designed the Smolny Institute.

On this day in 1855, died Nicholas I (6.7.1796 - 1855), the Russian Emperor.

March 2, 1939 died on Howard Carter (09/05/1873 - 1939), the famous English archaeologist, who discovered in 1922, the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Name days:

According to the Orthodox calendar, March 2 birthday note: Hermogenes, Mina, Michael, Nicholas, Porfiry, Fedor, and Theodosius.

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