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Saturday March 2, 2019

March 2: Day of the Week

March 2, 2019 was the 61st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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)

  • 1444
    Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
  • 1808
    The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1815
    Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
  • 1855
    Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1861
    Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
  • 1882
    Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
  • 1903
    In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
  • 1970
    Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
  • 1995
    Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
  • 2004
    War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1800
    Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • 1843
    Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
  • 1886
    Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • 1919
    Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1923
    Basil Hume, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, England (d. 1999)
  • 1942
    Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Last Prime Minister of Iran
  • 1962
    Al Del Greco, American football player
  • 1982
    Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
  • 1988
    Keith Jack, Scottish singer and actor
  • 1988
    Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver

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