2021 March

March 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 2

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.

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

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 Happened On March 2 In History?

1998

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

The discovery was made by the Galileo probe.
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.
Source NASA
1969

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

OTD in 1969: The Concorde airplane was tested for the first time from Toulouse
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 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.

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