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Today in History
Tuesday, 02 March 2021
2004
War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
2002
U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
1998
Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
1992
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
1991
Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
1990
Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
1989
Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
1983
Compact Disc players and discs were released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had only been available in Japan before then.
1978
Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
1972
The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
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