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Over the years, March 2 has given birth to some incredible historic moments here and overseas. Learn more here.

The Sydney Opera House and King Kong.

The Sydney Opera House and King Kong

Enjoy a look back at some incredible moments that took place on March 2: 

  •  John McDouall Stuart departs Chambers Creek on the first of his expeditions to  traverse the Australian mainland from south to north and return, through the centre of the continent (1860).
  • American author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss, was born (1904).
  • King Kong, starring Fay Wray, premieres in New York City (1933).
  • Donald Bradman scores 369 in 253 minutes for South Australia v Tasmania, making 46 fours and four sixes (1936).
  • First stage of the Sydney Opera House's construction begins (1959).
  • The Concorde makes its first test flight (1969).
  • Leadbeater's Possum named the official animal emblem of Victoria (1971).
  • At the ninth Grammy Awards, Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra wins best album, with The Beatles' Michele wins best song (1967).
  • Discovery of minor planet 5020 Asimov, named after sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov (1981).
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