What happened this day in history March 1, 2002

What are the important events that happened on March 1, 2002? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 1, 2002: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 1, 2002 is the 60th day of the year 2002 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 16, 2002 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 281,928 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $495.40. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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March 1, 2002 Historical Events

  • 2002
    The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 km above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons).
  • 2002
    The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced by the euro (€).
  • 2002
    U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.

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