Hans Remembers- Monday March 2, 1970- 50 years ago.
- Rhodesia severed its last tie with the United Kingdom and declared itself a republic, with former British solicitor Clifford Dupont signing the proclamation dissolving the parliament and becoming the first President of Rhodesia. Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980.
- The merger of four railroads the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, the Great Northern Railway, the Northern Pacific Railway and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway- made the Burlington Northern Railroad the longest railway in the world by number of miles served- a network of 24, 398 miles.
- English comedian and actor Alexander Armstrong half of the comedy duo of Armstrong and Miller was born 50 years ago in Rothbury, Northumberland.
- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that draft evaders can’t be punished after five years.