March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2020 was the 62nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1791Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
- 1811Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
- 1861Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
- 1867The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
- 1903In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
- 1949The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
- 1965The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
- 1978Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
- 1995Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
- 1998Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1897Minor Hall, American jazz musician (d. 1959)
- 1935Al Waxman, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
- 1942Lou Reed, American singer and guitarist
- 1943Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1953Russ Feingold, American politician
- 1963Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter
- 1983Glen Perkins, American baseball player
- 1985Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
- 1989Shane Vereen, American college football player
- 1990Lee Hongki, Korean singer (F.T. Island)
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