Historical Events for 2nd March 2023

1836 – Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico in Columbia
1896 – Best 9-wicket haul in cricket history; George Lohmann takes 9-28 as England beats South Africa by an innings and 197 runs in 2nd Test at Johannesburg
1944 – Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocate 521 in Italy
1966 – After suffering a hairline fracture of his right hind foot, 5-time US Horse of the Year Kelso is immediately retired; racing’s all-time leading money winner with lifetime earnings of $1,977,896
1969 – 1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
1993 – Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89
2000 – America’s Cup, Auckland: Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Prada Challenge by 0.48s for a 5-0 series sweep; NZ only the 2nd country in 150 years to successfully defend the Cup
2019 – FESPACO, Africa’s largest film festival in its 50th year awards the Golden Stallion of Yennenga to “The Mercy of the Jungle” by Joel Karekezi, in Burkina Faso
2019 – Australian wonder horse Winx sets world record for Group 1 wins in the Chipping Norton Stakes in Sydney; stretches unbeaten run to 31 races, and her 23rd in the highest class of thoroughbred racing
2020 – American singer-songwriter Garth Brooks receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

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