March 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, March 2, 1969, the Concorde airplane was tested for the first time?

March 2nd is Banana Cream Pie Day and Dr. Seuss Day.

Welcome to the 61st day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 304 days until we reach the new year.

March 2 had its fair share of disasters but has redeemed itself in history in other areas like technology and the growth of the United States of America.

Did you know that on this day in 1969, the Concorde airplane was tested for the first time? The flight took place in Toulouse, France.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 2nd in history!

What Events Happened On March 2 In History?

2022 US President Joe Biden announced that Americans no longer needed to wear masks against Covid-19, following guidance released by the CDC.

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2008 Dmitry Medvedev was elected as the third President of Russia.

OTD in 2008: Dmitry Medvedev was elected as the third President of Russia.

1998 Jupiter’s moon was found to have a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.

The Galileo probe made the discovery.

1989 Madonna featured in a Pepsi Commercial during NBC-TV’s “Cosby Show.”

The "Make A Wish" commercial gave fans a club version sample of her pending hit single "Like A Prayer."

1972 The US spacecraft Pioneer 10 launched.

The Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to obtain close-up images of Jupiter as well as pass through an asteroid belt.


1969 The Concorde airplane was tested for the first time in Toulouse, France.

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1965 The musical “The Sound of Music,” starring Julie Andrews, premiered.

The movie is one of the greatest musicals of all time and won many awards, including the Academy Awards Best Picture of 1966.

1949 Automatic street lights first appeared in New Milford, Connecticut, US.

OTD in 1949: Automatic street lights first appeared in New Milford

This marked the end for manual street lights.

1933 The original “King Kong” movie was shown at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy, New York City, US.

Rotten Tomatoes ranks the movie as the fourth greatest horror of all time.

1933 An 8.4 magnitude Sanriku Earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan.

A shocking 1,522 people died, 1,542 went missing, and 12,053 people were injured in the disaster.

1910 Two trains crashed in a snowstorm in Wellington, Washington, USA, claiming the lives of 96 people.

1836 The Republic of Texas declared independence from Mexico during the Texas Revolution.

1797 The Bank of England printed the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.

Famous Quotes Said On March 2

What is your favorite quote from March 2? Here are the most noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.


“We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Famous People Born On March 2

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Daniel Craig? See what other famous people were born on this day.

Special Holidays On March 2

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

March 2: National Banana Cream Pie Day

National Banana Cream Pie Day

Spoons at the ready, everyone, as today we celebrate cream pie! And not just any pie - today is Banana Cream Pie Day. So why not spend time in your kitchen, and whip up a delicious banana cream pie to share with your family and friends?

March 2: Dr. Seuss Day

Dr. Seuss Day

What better day than Dr. Seuss’ birthday to dive into his wonderfully wacky world? Schools around the US celebrate this day by doing group readings of Suess’s books, but if you’re not school-age - no worries, you can still get involved by picking up one of his stories!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Four Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida. They are the second-largest crocodile and are more dangerous than the native crocodiles and alligators in Florida.

March 2 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on March 2 all share the Pisces star sign.

Pisces is represented by the fish and is the twelfth and final sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between February 19 and March 20 falls into this astrological sign.

All those born in March have the Aquamarine birthstone. Aquamarine gets its name from an old Latin expression meaning “seawater.” Like the still pristine waters, the Aquamarine stone brings an abundance of peace into the wearer’s life.

If you were lucky enough to be born on March 2, you were likely conceived around June 9, the year before.

A baby that is conceived on March 2nd, 2023, will likely be due later this year around November 23rd.

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