Thursday 2 March 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barbara Luna in New York City and Gerard van.
Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
- saint Jovinus
- Saint Abdalon
- Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
- Texas Independence Day (1836).
- Bah�'f Faith - Beginning of the Fast (sunrise to sunset fast for 19 days).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of 'Al� (Loftiness) - First day of the 19th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Barbara Luna in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Five Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage).
- Gerard van: Tongeren; Dutch singer (Buffoons).
- Bob Mackie: American designer who made the fantastic gown that Cher wore to the Oscars in 1985.
- Jan Finder: American author and academic (d. 2013).
- BarBara Luna: American actress.
- Howard Carter: British archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at age 65.
- Mass Legislature votea to ratify the Bill of Rights - 147 years late
- Massachusetts Legislature votes to ratify the Bill of Rights; 147 years late.
- Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII.
- Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
- In Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins a fast protesting against British rule in India.
- Students at Harvard University demonstrate the new tradition of swallowing goldfish to reporters.
- In Durban, South Africa the Timeless Test begins between England and South Africa, the longest game of cricket ever played. It is abandoned twelve days later when the English team has to catch the last ferry home.
- Hitler advises Jozef Tiso to declare Slovakia's independence in order to prevent its partition by Hungary and Poland.
- Irish writer Flann O'Brien's comic metafiction ''At Swim-Two-Birds'' is published in London but attracts little attention at this time.
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