(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.