March 2: Day of the Week
March 2, 2018 was the 61st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 304 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1127Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
- 1444Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
- 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.
- 1815Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
- 1933The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
- 1941World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
- 1949The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
- 1962Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
- 1965The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
- 1972The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
Who were born on March 2?
- 1316King Robert II of Scotland (d. 1390)
- 1886Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
- 1930Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
- 1930John Cullum, American actor and singer
- 1937Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
- 1942Luc Plamondon, Canadian lyricist
- 1959GX Jupitter-Larsen, American artist/writer
- 1974Monika Niederstätter, Italian athlete
- 1979Damien Duff, Irish footballer
- 1983Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player
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