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)
- 986Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
- 1797The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
- 1807The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
- 1861Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
- 1882Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
- 1939Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
- 1953The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
- 1962In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.
- 1969In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
- 1991Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1941David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General
- 1942Luc Plamondon, Canadian lyricist
- 1949Alain Chamfort, French singer
- 1952Mark Evanier, American writer
- 1954Hans-Jürgen Baake, German footballer
- 1965Ron Gant, American baseball player
- 1972Richard Ruccolo, American actor
- 1982Jade Galbraith, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983Jay McClement, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1988Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
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