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.
  • 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.
  • 1807
    The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
  • 1882
    Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
  • 1903
    In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
  • 1917
    The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 1949
    The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
  • 1992
    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
  • 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).

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