The 2nd of MARCH HiSTORY TiMELiNE
1498 ~ Vasco da Gama’s fleet visited the Island of Mozambique.
1561 ~ Mendoza, Argentina was founded by Pedro del Castillo, a Spanish conquistador.
1657 ~ Great Fire of Meirek in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, burnt for 3 days, and caused over 100,000 deaths.
1717 ~ The Loves of Mars and Venus was the 1st ballet performed in England.
1791 ~ A semaphore machine was unveiled in Paris, to speed up long-distance communication.
1797 ~ The 1st oon-pound and two-pound banknotes were issued by the Bank of England.
1904 ~ Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of children’s books as The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, was born Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on the 2nd March 1904. He wrote 48 books, including some for adults, selling over 200 million copies. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters.
Today in History for March 2nd (Associated Press video)…