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March 2nd Happy Birthday Jon Bon Jovi, Daniel Craig, Bryce Dallas Howard & Nathalie Emmanuel


Today is Friday, March 2, the 62nd day of 2012. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, an NBA record that still stands. (Philadelphia won, 169-147.)

On this date:
In 986, Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
In 1127, Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
In 1444, Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
In 1476, Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
In 1484, The College of Arms was formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England.
In 1717, The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
In 1776, American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
In 1791, Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
In 1793, the first president of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston, was born near Lexington, Va.
In 1797, The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
In 1807, The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
In 1808, The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
In 1811, Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
In 1815, Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
In 1825, Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
In 1836, the Republic of Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.
In 1855, Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
In 1861, the state of Texas, having seceded from the Union, was admitted to the Confederacy.
In 1861, Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
In 1865, East Cape War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
In 1867, The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
In 1877, U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
In 1882, Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
In 1901, The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
In 1903, In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
In 1917, The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
In 1919, The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
In 1932, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which moved the date of the presidential inauguration from March 4 to Jan. 20, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.
In 1933, The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
In 1937, The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
In 1939, Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli was elected pope on his 63rd birthday; he took the name Pius XII.
In 1941, World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
In 1942, the original Stage Door Canteen, a wartime club for U.S. servicemen, officially opened its doors in New York's Broadway theater district.
In 1943, World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea began; U.S. and Australian warplanes were able to inflict heavy damage on a Japanese convoy.
In 1946, Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
In 1949, Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
In 1949, The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
In 1951, the East beat the West, 111-94, in the first NBA All-Star Game, which took place at Boston Garden.
In 1955, King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
In 1956, Morocco gains its independence from France.
In 1962, In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.
In 1965, The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
In 1969, In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
In 1969, Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
In 1970, Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
In 1972, the United States launched the Pioneer 10 space probe, which flew past Jupiter in late 1973, sending back images and scientific data.
In 1978, Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
In 1983, Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had only been available in Japan before then.
In 1989, Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
In 1990, Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
In 1991, Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
In 1992, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
In 1992, actress Sandy Dennis died in Westport, Conn., at age 54.
In 1995, Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
In 1998, Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
In 2002, U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
In 2004, War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.

Ten years ago: Eleven Israelis were killed in a Palestinian suicide bombing in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox neighborhood. Rioting spread as the death toll in India's religious strife topped 400.

Five years ago: A charter bus carrying a college baseball team from Bluffton University in Ohio plunged off an Atlanta highway ramp and slammed into the pavement below, killing seven people. Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey resigned following a scandal over substandard conditions for wounded Iraq soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The bodies of 14 kidnapped policemen were found northeast of Baghdad. Anna Nicole Smith was buried in the Bahamas following a lavish memorial service.

One year ago: The Supreme Court ruled, 8-1, that a grieving father's pain over mocking protests at his Marine son's funeral had to yield to First Amendment protections for free speech in a decision favoring the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. A man armed with a handgun attacked a bus carrying U.S. Air Force troops at Frankfurt airport, killing two airmen before being taken into custody. (Arid Uka, an Islamic extremist, was later sentenced to life in prison.) Militants gunned down the only Christian in Pakistan's Cabinet outside his widowed mother's home.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor John Cullum is 82. Author Tom Wolfe is 82. Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 81. Actress Barbara Luna is 73. Actor Jon Finch is 71. Author John Irving is 70. Singer Lou Reed is 70. Actress Cassie Yates is 61. Actress Laraine Newman is 60. Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is 59. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is 57. Singer Jay Osmond is 57. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 56. Tennis player Kevin Curren is 54. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) is 53. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is 50. Blues singer-musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 49. Actor Daniel Craig is 44. Rock musician Casey (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 36. Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 35. Actress Heather McComb is 35. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 31. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 30. Actor Robert Iler ("The Sopranos") is 27.

Other notable birthdays, March 2:
1923, Robert H. Michel, American politician
1937, Denny Crum, College basketball coach
1942, Peter Guber, American film producer
1943, Peter Straub, American author
1948, Larry Carlton, American guitarist
1949, Gates McFadden, American actress
1956, Mark Evans, Australian bassist (AC/DC)
1958, Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
1962, Al Del Greco, American football player
1964, Laird Hamilton, American surfer
1965, Ron Gant, American baseball player
1977, Dominique Canty, American basketball player
1977, Jay Gibbons, American baseball player
1982, Corey Webster, American football player
1984, Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
1985, Reggie Bush, American football player

Born this day, March 2, passed away:

1316, King Robert II of Scotland (d. 1390)
1793, Sam Houston, American politician (d. 1863)
1810, Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)
1876, Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
1902, Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
1904, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)
1909, Mel Ott, American baseball player (d. 1958)
1913, Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)
1914, Martin Ritt, American director (d. 1990)
1917, Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)
1917, Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (d. 1976)
1919, Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)
1924, Cal Abrams, American baseball player (d. 1997)
1935, Al Waxman, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
1943, Tony Meehan, English drummer (The Shadows) (d. 2005)
1948, Rory Gallagher, Irish guitarist (d. 1995)
1950, Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)
1962, Scott "La Rock" Sterling, American musician (Scott La Rock) (d. 1987)

Notable deaths, March 2:
1791, John Wesley, English founder of Methodism (b. 1703)
1930, D. H. Lawrence, English writer (b. 1885)
1938, Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
1939, Howard Carter, British archaeologist (b. 1874)
1958, Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (b. 1888)
1982, Philip K. Dick, American author (b. 1928)
1987, Randolph Scott, American actor and director (b. 1898)
1992, Sandy Dennis, American actress (b. 1937)
1994, Anita Morris, American actress (b. 1943)
1999, David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
1999, Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
2003, Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
2004, Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
2004, Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (b. 1928)
2005, Martin Denny, American musician (b. 1911)
2005, Rick Mahler, American baseball player (b. 1953)
2007, Clem Labine, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2008, Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
2010, Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)

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Today is Saturday, March 2, the 61st day of 2013. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 2, 1943, the three-day Battle of the Bismarck Sea began in the southwest Pacific during World War II; U.S. and Australian warplanes were able to inflict heavy damage on an Imperial Japanese convoy.

One year ago: Some 40 people were killed by tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call to law student Sandra Fluke (fluhk), who'd testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" on the air by talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Feb. 29 (Limbaugh apologized to Fluke on March 3). The NFL said it had found between 22 and 27 New Orleans Saints players had participated in a bounty program targeting opponents over the previous three seasons. Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams, adding a second wild-card in each league.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor John Cullum is 83. Author Tom Wolfe is 83. Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 82. Actress Barbara Luna is 74. Author John Irving is 71. Singer Lou Reed is 71. Actress Cassie Yates is 62. Actress Laraine Newman is 61. Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is 60. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is 58. Singer Jay Osmond is 58. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 57. Tennis player Kevin Curren is 55. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) is 54. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is 51. Blues singer-musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 50. Actor Daniel Craig is 45. Rock musician Casey (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 37. Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 36. Actress Heather McComb is 36. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 32. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 31. Actor Robert Iler is 28.

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Today is Sunday, March 2, the 61st day of 2014. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 2, 1939, Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (puh-CHEL'-ee) was elected pope on his 63rd birthday; he took the name Pius XII.

Ten years ago: A series of coordinated blasts in Iraq killed 181 people at shrines in Karbala and Baghdad as thousands of Shiite Muslim pilgrims gathered for a religious festival. John Kerry laid claim to the Democratic presidential nomination after his victories in Super Tuesday contests. Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers was charged with falsifying the books at the long-distance company; his chief financial officer, Scott Sullivan, pleaded guilty to fraud and agreed to testify against him. (Ebbers was later convicted of conspiracy and fraud and is serving a 25-year federal prison sentence; Sullivan was released from prison in 2009 after serving four years of a five-year sentence.) Marge Schott, the controversial former owner of the Cincinnati Reds, died at age 75. Academy Award-winning actress Mercedes McCambridge died in La Jolla, Calif., at age 87.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama introduced Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his choice to be secretary of health and human services. Soldiers assassinated the president of Guinea-Bissau, Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira.

One year ago: The day after $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts went into effect, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused to concede any culpability for failing to stave off the sequester. Alaska's 41st Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off with a festive ceremonial start in Anchorage.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor John Cullum is 84. Author Tom Wolfe is 84. Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 83. Actress Barbara Luna is 75. Author John Irving is 72. Actress Cassie Yates is 63. Actress Laraine Newman is 62. Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is 61. Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is 59. Singer Jay Osmond is 59. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 58. Tennis player Kevin Curren is 56. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) is 55. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is 52. Blues singer-musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 51. Actor Daniel Craig is 46. Actor Richard Ruccolo is 42. Rock musician Casey (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 38. Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 37. Actress Heather McComb is 37. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 33. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 32. Actor Robert Iler is 29. Actress Nathalie Emmanuel (TV: "Game of Thrones") is 25.

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Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 2, 1965, the movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical "The Sound of Music," starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, had its world premiere at New York's Rivoli Theater.

Ten years ago: The number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq reached 1,500. The woman who'd accused NBA star Kobe Bryant of rape settled her lawsuit against him, ending the case.

Five years ago: Authorities in San Diego County found the body of 17-year-old Chelsea King, who'd been missing since Feb. 25, 2010. (John Albert Gardner III later pleaded guilty to raping and murdering King and another victim, 14-year-old Amber Dubois; he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.)

One year ago: The historical drama "12 Years a Slave" won best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards; one of its stars, Lupita Nyong'o, won best supporting actress. Matthew McConaughey was named best actor and Jared Leto best supporting actor for "Dallas Buyers Club" and Cate Blanchett best actress for "Blue Jasmine." Alfonso Cuaron received best director for "Gravity."

Today's Birthdays: Actor John Cullum is 85. Author Tom Wolfe is 85. Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 84. Actress Barbara Luna is 76. Author John Irving is 73. Actress Cassie Yates is 64. Actress Laraine Newman is 63. Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is 62. Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is 60. Singer Jay Osmond is 60. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 59. Tennis player Kevin Curren is 57. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) is 56. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is 53. Blues singer-musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 52. Actor Daniel Craig is 47. Actor Richard Ruccolo is 43. Rock musician Casey (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 39. Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 38. Actress Heather McComb is 38. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 34. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 33. Actor Robert Iler is 30. Actress Nathalie Emmanuel (TV: "Game of Thrones") is 26.

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Today is Wednesday, March 2, the 62nd day of 2016. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 2, 1836, the Republic of Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (MAHN'-moh-hahn SING) announced a landmark civilian nuclear cooperation deal in New Delhi. A suicide attacker rammed an explosives-packed car into American diplomat David Foy's car in Karachi, Pakistan, killing Foy and three others. The Senate voted 89-10 to renew the USA Patriot Act. "Killer nurse" Charles Cullen, who'd murdered 22 patients in New Jersey alone, was sentenced in Somerville to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Five years ago: The Supreme Court ruled, 8-1, that a grieving father's pain over mocking protests at his Marine son's funeral had to yield to First Amendment protections for free speech in a decision favoring the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. A man armed with a handgun attacked a bus carrying U.S. Air Force troops at Frankfurt airport, killing two airmen before being taken into custody. (Arid Uka, an Islamic extremist, was later sentenced to life in prison.) Militants gunned down the only Christian in Pakistan's Cabinet outside his widowed mother's home.

One year ago: Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive to take Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, the first step in a campaign to reclaim parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, announced she would not seek re-election when her fifth term ended.

Today's Birthdays: Actor John Cullum is 86. Author Tom Wolfe is 86. Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 85. Actress Barbara Luna is 77. Author John Irving is 74. Actress Cassie Yates is 65. Actress Laraine Newman is 64. Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is 63. Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is 61. Singer Jay Osmond is 61. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 60. Tennis player Kevin Curren is 58. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) is 57. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is 54. Blues singer-musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 53. Actor Daniel Craig is 48. Actor Richard Ruccolo is 44. Rock musician Casey (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 40. Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 39. Actress Heather McComb is 39. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 35. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 34. Actor Robert Iler is 31. Actress Nathalie Emmanuel is 27. Singer-rapper-actress Becky G is 19.

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Today is Thursday, March 2, the 61st day of 2017. There are 304 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On March 2, 1867, Howard University, a historically black school of higher learning in Washington, D.C., was founded as it received a congressional charter. Congress passed, over President Andrew Johnson's veto, the first of four Reconstruction Acts, providing for "the more efficient Government of the Rebel States" by dividing the South into five military-run districts.

Ten years ago: A charter bus carrying a college baseball team from Bluffton University in Ohio plunged off an Atlanta highway ramp and slammed into the pavement below, killing seven people, including the driver. Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey resigned following a scandal over substandard conditions for wounded Iraq soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Anna Nicole Smith was buried in the Bahamas following a lavish memorial service.

Five years ago: Some 40 people were killed by tornadoes that struck Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call to law student Sandra Fluke, who testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" on the air by talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who ended up apologizing to Fluke. The NFL said it had found that between 22 and 27 New Orleans Saints players had participated in a bounty program targeting opponents over the previous three seasons. Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams, adding a second wild-card in each league.

One year ago: The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions against North Korea in two decades, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity. After nearly a year aboard the international space station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russia's Mikhail Kornienko returned to earth aboard a Soyuz capsule. A convicted rapist pleaded guilty in Charlottesville, Virginia, to killing two college students in a deal that called for him to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Today's Birthdays —March 2: Actor John Cullum is 87. Author Tom Wolfe is 87. Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 86. Actress Barbara Luna is 78. Author John Irving is 75. Actress Cassie Yates is 66. Actress Laraine Newman is 65. Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is 64. Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is 62. Singer Jay Osmond is 62. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 61. Tennis player Kevin Curren is 59. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) is 58. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is 55. Blues singer-musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 54. Actor Daniel Craig is 49. Actor Richard Ruccolo is 45. Rock musician Casey (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 41. Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 40. Actress Heather McComb is 40. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 36. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 35. Musician Mike "McDuck" Olson (Lake Street Dive) is 34. Actor Robert Iler (EYE'-lur) is 32. Actress Nathalie Emmanuel is 28. Singer-rapper-actress Becky G is 20.

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Today is Friday, March 2, the 61st day of 2018. There are 304 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On March 2, 1943, the three-day Battle of the Bismarck Sea began in the southwest Pacific during World War II; U.S. and Australian warplanes were able to inflict heavy damage on an Imperial Japanese convoy.

Ten years ago: Dmitry Medvedev, Vladimir Putin's hand-picked successor, scored a crushing victory in Russia's presidential election.



Five years ago: The day after $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts went into effect, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused to concede any culpability for failing to stave off the sequester. Alaska's 41st Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off with a festive ceremonial start in Anchorage.



One year ago: Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election, acting after revelations he twice spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign and failed to say so when pressed by Congress. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was confirmed as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on a Senate vote of 58-41; a few hours later, the Senate backed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be energy secretary, 62-37.



Today's Birthdays — March 2: Actor John Cullum is 88. Author Tom Wolfe is 88. Former Soviet President and Nobel peace laureate Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 87. Actress Barbara Luna is 79. Author John Irving is 76. Actress Cassie Yates is 67. Actress Laraine Newman is 66. Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is 65. Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is 63. Singer Jay Osmond is 63. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 62. Tennis player Kevin Curren is 60. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) is 59. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is 56. Blues singer-musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 55. Actor Daniel Craig is 50. Actor Richard Ruccolo is 46. Rock musician Casey (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 42. Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 41. Actress Heather McComb is 41. Actress Rebel Wilson is 38. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 37. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 36. Musician Mike "McDuck" Olson (Lake Street Dive) is 35. Actor Robert Iler is 33. Actress Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) is 29. Singer-rapper-actress Becky G (real name Rebecca Gomez) is 21.

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