March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2023 was the 61st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
March 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1127Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
- 1476Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
- 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.
- 1811Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
- 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.
- 1946Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
- 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.
- 1989Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
- 1990Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1913Godfried Bomans, Flemish author and television personality (d. 1971)
- 1932Gun Hägglund, Swedish news presenter (d. 2011)
- 1942Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Last Prime Minister of Iran
- 1954Eddie Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1963Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter
- 1969Alessandro Moscardi, Italian rugby player
- 1974Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer
- 1979Nicky Weaver, English footballer
- 1985Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
- 1988Keith Jack, Scottish singer and actor
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