March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2021 was the 61st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
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March 2 Historical Event(s)
- 986Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
- 1836Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
- 1877U.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.
- 1919The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
- 1949Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
- 1953The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
- 1962Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
- 1995Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
- 2002U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
- 2004War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1316King Robert II of Scotland (d. 1390)
- 1817János Arany, Hungarian journalist (d. 1882)
- 1829Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (d. 1906)
- 1913Godfried Bomans, Flemish author and television personality (d. 1971)
- 1917Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)
- 1960Debra Marshall, American professional wrestler and manager
- 1962Al Del Greco, American football player
- 1964Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)
- 1973Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
- 1983Kolawole Agodirin, Nigerian footballer
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