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.
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)
- 1444Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
- 1807The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
- 1855Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
- 1903In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
- 1933The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
- 1937The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
- 1955King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
- 1962Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
- 1989Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
- 1990Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1897Minor Hall, American jazz musician (d. 1959)
- 1902Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
- 1908Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
- 1930John Cullum, American actor and singer
- 1939BarBara Luna, American actress
- 1943Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1955Ken Salazar, American politician, United States Senator from Colorado, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior
- 1964Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)
- 1968Daniel Craig, English actor
- 1971Amber Smith, American actress and model
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