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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1776American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
- 1797The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
- 1815Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
- 1861Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
- 1901The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
- 1941World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
- 1969In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
- 1969Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
- 1992Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
- 2004War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1770Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
- 1897Minor Hall, American jazz musician (d. 1959)
- 1917David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
- 1922Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, American jazz tenor saxophonist (d. 1986)
- 1924Cal Abrams, American baseball player
- 1948Jeff Kennett, Australian former politician
- 1955Jay Osmond, American musician (The Osmonds)
- 1965Ron Gant, American baseball player
- 1982Jade Galbraith, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985Suso Santana, Spanish football player
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