#March 2, 1998: The film “Titanic” became the first ever movie to earn 1 billion US dollars at the box office.

The film “Titanic” became, on this day, March 2, 1998, the first ever movie to earn 1 billion US dollars at the box office. And, the love story of the fictitious Rose and Jack Dawson, set against the historical backdrop of the sinking in 1912 of the luxurious liner, remains still today one of the highest-grossing films ever. After its release the previous year, it rode on the crest of a wave to startling acclaim and success, being nominated for no less than 14 Oscars. It scooped 11, but ironically…

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#TodayInHistory – March 2

March 2 – Some Important Events on this day 1498 👉🏼 Explorer Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits Mozambique Island 1791 👉🏼 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris 🇫🇷 1796 👉🏼 Napoléon Bonaparte is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the French Army in Italy 1882 👉🏼 Queen Victoria narrowly escapes assassination when Roderick Maclean shoots at her while boarding a train in Windsor 🔫 1888 👉🏼 The Convention of Constantinople signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace 🚢 1956 👉🏼…

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