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Thursday March 2, 2017

March 2: Day of the Week

March 2, 2017 was the 61st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1476
    Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
  • 1717
    The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1776
    American 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.
  • 1919
    The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
  • 1946
    Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
  • 1949
    Captain 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.
  • 1955
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
  • 1969
    Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
  • 1991
    Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
  • 1995
    Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1793
    Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
  • 1904
    Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)
  • 1940
    Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    Kwang Jo Choi, Korean Choi Kwang-Do champion
  • 1947
    Harry Redknapp, English football manager
  • 1962
    Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1979
    Nicky Weaver, English footballer
  • 1980
    Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
  • 1985
    Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
  • 1988
    Keith Jack, Scottish singer and actor

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