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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.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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.

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March 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1127
    Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
  • 1444
    Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
  • 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.
  • 1807
    The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
  • 1815
    Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
  • 1855
    Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1919
    The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
  • 1946
    Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
  • 1962
    Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1409
    John II of Alençon, Duke of Alençon and Count of Perche (d. 1476)
  • 1800
    Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • 1878
    William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
  • 1886
    Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • 1913
    Godfried Bomans, Flemish author and television personality (d. 1971)
  • 1942
    Luc Plamondon, Canadian lyricist
  • 1977
    Heather McComb, American actress
  • 1980
    Vincent Walker, American musician (Suburban Legends)
  • 1982
    Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
  • 1982
    Corey Webster, American football player

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