2nd March

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2008 Dimitry Medvedev is elected president of Russia Dimitry Medvedev is elected as Russian president.
1991 Tamil Tigers assassinate minister The Tamil Tigers are being blamed for the assassination of Sri Lanka's Deputy Defence Minister, Ranjan Wijeratne.
1988 Russian troops enter Azerbaijan Russian troops enter Azerbaijan to quell unrest generated by Armenia's demand for the return of the enclave of Nagorny Karabakh
1981 Pakistan Airways Hijacked A Pakistan Airways Boeing 720 is Hijacked by three armed men during an internal flight from Karachi to Peshawar. The hijackers initially forced the pilots to fly the plane to Afghanistan where a Pakistani diplomat on board was murdered.
1970 Rhodesia declares independence Prime Minister of Rhodesia Ian Smith declares his country a republic, cutting its last link with the British Crown.
1969 Concorde maiden flight The supersonic airliner Concorde makes its maiden flight.
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