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)
- 1717The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
- 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.
- 1825Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
- 1877U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
- 1901The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
- 1933The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
- 1941World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
- 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.
- 1992Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
- 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?
- 1705William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
- 1824Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (d. 1884)
- 1935Al Waxman, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
- 1942Kwang Jo Choi, Korean Choi Kwang-Do champion
- 1942Lou Reed, American singer and guitarist
- 1962Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
- 1962Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
- 1981Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
- 1983Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player
- 1985Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
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