March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2021 is the 61st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1791Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
- 1807The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
- 1808The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
- 1836Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
- 1861Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
- 1865East Cape War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
- 1903In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
- 1937The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
- 1943World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
- 2004War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1860Susanna M. Salter, American politician (d. 1961)
- 1920Heinz-Ludwig Schmidt, German football manager
- 1926Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
- 1940Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
- 1977Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)
- 1979Nicky Weaver, English footballer
- 1979Sergei Davydov, Belarusian figure skater
- 1982Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
- 1988Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
- 1989Alemão, Brazilian footballer
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