About March 2

March 2, 2020 is the 62nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Pisces is the sun 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 347 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 2

  • 1444
    Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
  • 1717
    The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1791
    Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
  • 1797
    The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
  • 1815
    Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
  • 1865
    East Cape War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
  • 1919
    The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
  • 1953
    The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
  • 1956
    Morocco gains its independence from France.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
  • 1995
    Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
  • 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).
  • 2004
    War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.

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