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
Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
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.
In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
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?
Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)
Sholom Aleichem, Russian novelist (d. 1916)
Kurt Weill, German composer (d. 1950)
Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)
Basil Hume, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, England (d. 1999)
Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
John Cullum, American actor and singer
Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
Jade Galbraith, Canadian ice hockey player
Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player
Who died on March 2?
Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1296)
Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (b. 1679)
Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
Berthe Morisot, French painter (b. 1841)
D. H. Lawrence, English writer (b. 1885)
Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
Christy Ring Irish hurler (b. 1920)
Martin Denny, American musician (b. 1911)
Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)
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