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)
- 1811Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
- 1825Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
- 1882Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
- 1917The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
- 1943World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
- 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.
- 1949The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
- 1969In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
- 1995Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
- 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?
- 1829Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (d. 1906)
- 1914Martin Ritt, American director (d. 1990)
- 1922Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, American jazz tenor saxophonist (d. 1986)
- 1931Tom Wolfe, American author
- 1934Dottie Rambo, American singer (d. 2008)
- 1948Larry Carlton, American guitarist
- 1949Gates McFadden, American actress
- 1962Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
- 1971Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
- 1977Jay Gibbons, American baseball player
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