March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2017 was the 61st day of the year 2017 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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1919The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
- 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.
- 1955King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
- 1969Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
- 1991Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
- 1995Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1793Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
- 1904Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)
- 1940Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
- 1942Kwang Jo Choi, Korean Choi Kwang-Do champion
- 1947Harry Redknapp, English football manager
- 1962Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
- 1979Nicky Weaver, English footballer
- 1980Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
- 1985Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
- 1988Keith Jack, Scottish singer and actor
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