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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1127Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
- 1791Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
- 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.
- 1901The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
- 1939Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
- 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.
- 1962Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
- 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.
- 1995Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1923Robert H. Michel, American politician
- 1937Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
- 1939BarBara Luna, American actress
- 1947Harry Redknapp, English football manager
- 1954Hans-Jürgen Baake, German footballer
- 1961Simone Young, Australian conductor
- 1962Al Del Greco, American football player
- 1971Amber Smith, American actress and model
- 1976Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist
- 1982Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
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