Claudette Colvin (a fifteen year old African American girl) refuses to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, to a white woman after the driver demands it. She is carried off the bus backwards whilst being kicked and handcuffed and harassed on the way to the police station.
Friday, March 2, 1951
The first NBA All-Star game was played in the Boston Garden.
Wednesday, March 2, 1949
The B-50 Superfortress "Lucky Lady II" under Captain James Gallagher lands in Fort Worth, Texas, after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight (it was refueled in flight 4 times).
Friday, March 2, 1945
Former U.S. Vice-President Henry A. Wallace starts his term of office as U.S. Secretary of Commerce, serving under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
Monday, March 2, 1807
The U.S. Congress passes an act to prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States ... from any foreign kingdom, place, or country (to take effect 1 January 1808).
The "de facto" ruler of al-Andalus, al-Mansur, continues his effort in the north of the Iberian peninsula, he takes and sacks Coimbra (following this episod the city is said to have remained deserted for six years).
Saturday, February 28, 537 (Julianian calendar)
Vitiges set up seven cs, overlooking the main gates and access routes to the city, in order to starve it out. He blocks the aqueducts that are supplying Rome with water, necessary both for drinking and for operating the corn mills.Bury (1923), Ch. XIX, p. 185