What happened this day in history March 2

What are the important events that happened on March 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 2 is the 61st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 17, 2023 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,677,715,200 seconds 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 ‘hexacontahenagon’ day.

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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 345 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,723 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 2 Historical Events

  • 1825
    Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
  • 1867
    The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
  • 1882
    Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
  • 1937
    The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
  • 1941
    World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 1949
    Captain 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.
  • 1953
    The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
  • 1969
    In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
  • 1969
    Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
  • 1995
    Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1770
    Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
  • 1917
    Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)
  • 1928
    Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • 1934
    Dottie Rambo, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1938
    Lawrence Payton, American singer and songwriter (The Four Tops) (d. 1997)
  • 1943
    Tony Meehan, English drummer (The Shadows) (d. 2005)
  • 1949
    J. P. R. Williams, Welsh rugby union player
  • 1953
    Russ Feingold, American politician
  • 1956
    Mark Evans, Australian bassist (AC/DC)
  • 1962
    Scott “La Rock” Sterling, American musician (Scott La Rock) (d. 1987)

Who died on March 2?

  • 855
    Lothair, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor (b. 795)
  • 1589
    Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal (b. 1520)
  • 1835
    Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768)
  • 1919
    Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (b. 1812)
  • 1950
    Rosli Dhobi, famous Malay Sarawakian (b. 1932)
  • 1959
    Eric Blore, English actor (b. 1887)
  • 1967
    José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • 1973
    Cleo A. Noel, Jr., US Chief of Mission to Sudan (b. 1918)
  • 1994
    Maurice Bambier, French politician (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (b. 1963)

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