THIS DAY IN HISTORY- 2ND MARCH

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This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride of all the fascinating things that happened 2nd March!

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of history. Now, let’s take a tour of “This Day in History – 2nd March”.

1933: The film King Kong premieres

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The black and white movie marked a milestone in the history of film, especially due to Willis O’Brien’s stop-motion effects; it was the first significant feature film to star an animated character.

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY- 2ND MARCH

1956: Moroccan independence declared

The North African country of Morocco, situated directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain, proclaimed independence from France this day in 1956, the sultan Muhammad V having formed its first government.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY- 2ND MARCH

1959: Miles Davis records Kind of Blue

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It is considered the best-selling jazz album in history and one of the most influential works of jazz music ever produced.

1995: The top quark is discovered

Researchers at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, announced the discovery of the top quark, the sixth and most massive quark. The top quark, sometimes also referred to as the truth quark, (symbol: t) is the most massive of all observed elementary particles. The existence of this elementary particle, the bottom quark’s counterpart, had been presumed since the 1970’s.

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Chelsy Singhal
Currently pursuing English Honors from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Spends most of the time playing her guitar and listening to music.

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