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Thursday, March 2, 2000
We are here to help. We are working to get more choppers. There is a lot coming in and this aid is adding up to tens of millions of dollars.
Robert Loftis, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Maputo, on U.S. flood relief and rescue aid to Mozambique.
- A televised debate between Republican presidential contenders George Bush and John McCain, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times and CNN, airs at 9 p.m. EST
- An oil pricing meeting is scheduled among representatives from Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Venezuela.
- The Festival of Native Arts is held in Fairbanks, Alaska.
- On Friday, March 3, a war crimes tribunal is scheduled to deliver a verdict in the case of Bosnian Croat commander Tihomir Blaskic.
- On Saturday, March 4, the Kuwait International Investment Forum begins in Kuwait City.
- On Sunday, March 5, Italy celebrates Carnival Week.
- On Monday, March 6, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Earth Wind & Fire, The Lovin' Spoonful and The Moonglows are to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- On Tuesday, March 7, presidential primaries are held in New York, California, and 12 other states.
To learn more about Mozambique,
- Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 69.
- Bluegrass musician Doc Watson is 77.
- Author Tom Wolfe is 69.
- Actress Heather McComb is 23.
- In 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote.
- In 1899, Mount Rainier National Park was established.
- In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship.
- In 1923, Time magazine began publication.
- In 1939, Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli was elected Pope.
- In 1949, the Lucky Lady Two, an American B-50 Superfortress, landed at Fort Worth, Texas, after completing the first non-stop round-the-world flight.
- In 1990, a U.S. soldier was killed and 28 others were injured in a grenade attack on a discotheque in Panama.
- In 1995, the last U.N. peacekeepers in Somalia were evacuated.