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)
- 1127Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
- 1717The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
- 1815Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
- 1939Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
- 1946Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
- 1969In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
- 1983Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had only been available in Japan before then.
- 1990Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
- 1995Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1760Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)
- 1829Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (d. 1906)
- 1842Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
- 1917Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)
- 1954Eddie Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1958Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
- 1965Ron Gant, American baseball player
- 1969Alessandro Moscardi, Italian rugby player
- 1979Nicky Weaver, English footballer
- 1989Toby Alderweireld, Belgian footballer
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