March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2019 is the 61st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1717The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
- 1791Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
- 1815Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
- 1836Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
- 1888The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
- 1946Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
- 1955King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
- 1965The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
- 1970Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
- 2002U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
Who were born on March 2?
- 1820Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)
- 1878William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
- 1902Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
- 1917Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (d. 1976)
- 1926Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
- 1941Jon Finch, English actor
- 1970Alexander Armstrong, British comedian, actor and television presenter
- 1976Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist
- 1977Andrew Strauss, English cricket player
- 1979Sergei Davydov, Belarusian figure skater
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