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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)

  • 1476
    Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
  • 1717
    The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1797
    The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
  • 1811
    Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
  • 1855
    Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1865
    East Cape War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
  • 1882
    Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
  • 1946
    Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
  • 1969
    In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
  • 1969
    Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1793
    Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
  • 1816
    Alexander H. Bullock, American politician and 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1876
    Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
  • 1902
    Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • 1908
    Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
  • 1913
    Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)
  • 1917
    Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1924
    Cal Abrams, American baseball player
  • 1943
    Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1955
    Shoko Asahara, Japanese cult leader

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