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Thursday March 2, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1127
    Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
  • 1717
    The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1776
    American 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.
  • 1815
    Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
  • 1939
    Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Compact 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.
  • 1990
    Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
  • 1995
    Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1760
    Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1829
    Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (d. 1906)
  • 1842
    Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • 1917
    Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)
  • 1954
    Eddie Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1958
    Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
  • 1965
    Ron Gant, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Alessandro Moscardi, Italian rugby player
  • 1979
    Nicky Weaver, English footballer
  • 1989
    Toby Alderweireld, Belgian footballer

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