About March 2

March 2, 2021 is the 61st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 336 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 2

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1807
    The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
  • 1855
    Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1888
    The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
  • 1919
    The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
  • 1941
    World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Morocco gains its independence from France.
  • 1970
    Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
  • 1972
    The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
  • 1992
    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
  • 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).

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