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, 466,032 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 ‘hexacontahenagon’ day.

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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

  • 1815
    Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
  • 1919
    The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
  • 1933
    The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1937
    The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
  • 1939
    Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
  • 1995
    Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
  • 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?

  • 1820
    Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)
  • 1859
    Sholom Aleichem, Russian novelist (d. 1916)
  • 1900
    Kurt Weill, German composer (d. 1950)
  • 1904
    Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)
  • 1923
    Basil Hume, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, England (d. 1999)
  • 1928
    Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    John Cullum, American actor and singer
  • 1973
    Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
  • 1982
    Jade Galbraith, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player

Who died on March 2?

  • 1316
    Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1296)
  • 1758
    Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (b. 1679)
  • 1829
    Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
  • 1895
    Berthe Morisot, French painter (b. 1841)
  • 1930
    D. H. Lawrence, English writer (b. 1885)
  • 1938
    Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
  • 1979
    Christy Ring Irish hurler (b. 1920)
  • 2005
    Martin Denny, American musician (b. 1911)
  • 2006
    Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 2010
    Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)

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