About March 2

March 2, 2024 is the 62nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 333 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.
  • 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.
  • 1808
    The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • 1815
    Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
  • 1855
    Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1861
    Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
  • 1867
    The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
  • 1882
    Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
  • 1933
    The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
  • 1953
    The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
  • 1956
    Morocco gains its independence from France.
  • 1962
    In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.
  • 1962
    Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
  • 1965
    The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
  • 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).
  • 2004
    War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.

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