Today in history: March 2

(WTVM) - March 2 is the 62nd day of the year. There are 304 days remaining until the end of the year.

Here are some of the events which happened on this date.

1776: Patriots arrest Royal Governor of Georgia, James Wright, during Battle of the Rice Boats.

1877: U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes president even though Samuel J. Tilden receives more popular votes.

1904: Author, poet and illustrator Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Geisel) is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1962: Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record, scoring 100 points in game won by his Philadelphia Warriors 169-147 over New York Knicks.

1962: Singer-songwriter and actor Jon Bon Jovi is born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

1983: Compact discs and players are released in U.S. for first time.

1999: Singer Dusty Springfield dies in Oxfordshire, England at age 59.

2005: Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Mahler, 51, dies in Jupiter, Florida.

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