This Day in History: March 2


Today is Wednesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2022. 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 1861, the state of Texas, having seceded from the Union, was admitted to the Confederacy.

This is a general view of the grand stand during the inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes, March 5, 1877 in Washington. (AP Photo)

In 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote.

In 1917, actor, producer, director and bandleader Desi Arnaz was born in Santiago de Cuba.

In 1932, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which…

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