March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2020 is the 62nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1807The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
- 1865East Cape War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
- 1943World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
- 1953The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
- 1955King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
- 1965The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
- 1983Compact 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.
- 1989Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
- 1992Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
- 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).
Who were born on March 2?
- 1800Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
- 1878William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
- 1908Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
- 1934Dottie Rambo, American singer (d. 2008)
- 1943Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
- 1962Michael Salinger, American poet
- 1972Richard Ruccolo, American actor
- 1980Sunny Lane, American pornographic actress
- 1985Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
- 1988Nicola Geuer, German tennis player
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