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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)

  • 986
    Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1127
    Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
  • 1717
    The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1867
    The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
  • 1877
    U.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.
  • 1919
    The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
  • 1941
    World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 1946
    Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
  • 1955
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
  • 1969
    In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1913
    Godfried Bomans, Flemish author and television personality (d. 1971)
  • 1923
    Orrin Keepnews, American writer and critic
  • 1937
    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
  • 1942
    Peter Guber, American film producer
  • 1959
    GX Jupitter-Larsen, American artist/writer
  • 1980
    Sunny Lane, American pornographic actress
  • 1981
    Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
  • 1982
    Jade Galbraith, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
  • 1984
    Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress

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