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Thursday March 2, 2017

March 2: Day of the Week

March 2, 2017 is the 61st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

March 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1444
    Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
  • 1807
    The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
  • 1855
    Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1903
    In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
  • 1933
    The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1937
    The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
  • 1955
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
  • 1962
    Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
  • 1989
    Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
  • 1990
    Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1897
    Minor Hall, American jazz musician (d. 1959)
  • 1902
    Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • 1908
    Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • 1930
    John Cullum, American actor and singer
  • 1939
    BarBara Luna, American actress
  • 1943
    Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955
    Ken Salazar, American politician, United States Senator from Colorado, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1964
    Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1968
    Daniel Craig, English actor
  • 1971
    Amber Smith, American actress and model

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