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, 27,961,920 minutes 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

  • 1476
    Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchâtel.
  • 1903
    In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
  • 1969
    In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
  • 1970
    Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
  • 1983
    Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had only been available in Japan before then.
  • 1990
    Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

Who were born on March 2?

  • 1859
    Sholom Aleichem, Russian novelist (d. 1916)
  • 1939
    BarBara Luna, American actress
  • 1954
    Eddie Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1962
    Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1971
    Amber Smith, American actress and model
  • 1978
    Tomáš Kaberle, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
  • 1989
    Alemão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989
    Shane Vereen, American college football player
  • 1989
    Toby Alderweireld, Belgian footballer

Who died on March 2?

  • 1755
    Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (b. 1675)
  • 1758
    Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (b. 1679)
  • 1830
    Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician (b. 1755)
  • 1855
    Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, Emperor of Russia (b. 1796)
  • 1895
    Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (b. 1830)
  • 1938
    Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
  • 1953
    James Lightbody, American middle distance runner (b. 1882)
  • 1967
    José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • 1991
    Serge Gainsbourg, French singer (b. 1928)
  • 2008
    Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)

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