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)
- 1476Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
- 1717The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
- 1797The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
- 1811Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
- 1855Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
- 1865East Cape War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
- 1882Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
- 1946Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
- 1969In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
- 1969Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1793Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
- 1816Alexander H. Bullock, American politician and 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
- 1876Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
- 1902Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
- 1908Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
- 1913Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)
- 1917Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (d. 1976)
- 1924Cal Abrams, American baseball player
- 1943Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
- 1955Shoko Asahara, Japanese cult leader
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