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Monday March 2, 2020

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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1717
    The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1776
    American 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.
  • 1825
    Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
  • 1877
    U.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.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
  • 1933
    The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1941
    World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 1983
    Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had only been available in Japan before then.
  • 1992
    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
  • 1998
    Data 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?

  • 1705
    William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
  • 1824
    Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (d. 1884)
  • 1935
    Al Waxman, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
  • 1942
    Kwang Jo Choi, Korean Choi Kwang-Do champion
  • 1942
    Lou Reed, American singer and guitarist
  • 1962
    Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • 1962
    Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1981
    Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
  • 1983
    Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)

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