March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2020 was the 62nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1836Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
- 1888The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
- 1941World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
- 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.
- 1956Morocco gains its independence from France.
- 1972The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
- 1991Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
- 1995Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
- 1998Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1578George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
- 1900Kurt Weill, German composer (d. 1950)
- 1917Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (d. 1976)
- 1924Cal Abrams, American baseball player
- 1931Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Nobel laureate and statesman
- 1934Dottie Rambo, American singer (d. 2008)
- 1956John Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills)
- 1980Karl Dominik, Polish-born actor
- 1982Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
- 1988Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
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