March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2017 was the 61st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 986Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
- 1127Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
- 1717The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
- 1867The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
- 1877U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
- 1919The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
- 1941World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
- 1946Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
- 1955King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
- 1969In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1913Godfried Bomans, Flemish author and television personality (d. 1971)
- 1923Orrin Keepnews, American writer and critic
- 1937Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
- 1942Peter Guber, American film producer
- 1959GX Jupitter-Larsen, American artist/writer
- 1980Sunny Lane, American pornographic actress
- 1981Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
- 1982Jade Galbraith, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
- 1984Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
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