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

  • 1127
    Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
  • 1444
    Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
  • 1808
    The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1811
    Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolás on the River Plate.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
  • 1861
    Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
  • 1919
    The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
  • 1933
    The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1939
    Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
  • 1946
    Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
  • 1955
    King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
  • 1969
    Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
  • 1970
    Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
  • 1989
    Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
  • 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).

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