March 2

March 2 is the 61st day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 62nd in leap years), thus 304 days remain until the end of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 0986: After the death of Lothair I. Ludwig V ascends the throne as the last Carolingian Frankish Empire of the West.
  • 2004: In the most serious attacks in the occupation since the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq 270 people come to Karbala killed.
  • 2008: In the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev is elected successor, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin as President of Russia.
  • 2009: The President of Guinea- Bissau, João Bernardo Vieira, is assassinated in an attack by rebel troops.
  • 2010: The Federal Constitutional Court rejects the retention in previous form as unconstitutional. You grab without cause in the fundamental rights of all users of electronic services and does not contain any security measures for data protection.


Science and Technology

  • 2004: The ESA launches probe Rosetta on the back of an Ariane 5G rocket to explore the comet Churyumov- Gerasimenko, which it will reach in 2014.





Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.

Nature and Environment


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

  • 0959: En'yū, 64th Emperor of Japan
  • 1316: Robert II, King of Scotland
  • 1459: . Hadrian VI ( Adriaan Florisz Boeyens ), Pope
  • 1481: Franz von Sickingen, leader of the Rhenish and Swabian knights
  • 1544: Thomas Bodley, English statesman and scholar
  • 1624: Jacob bag Kreuzkantor in Dresden
  • 1730: Gottfried Christoph Beireis, German physician and chemist
  • 1751: Thomas Blaikie, a British landscape architect from Scotland
  • 1752: Gerhard Anton von Halem, German jurist and writer of the time of the late Enlightenment
  • 1759: Friedrich Haeffner, Swedish composer

19th century

20th century




Before the 19th century

  • 0672: Chad, Anglo-Saxon bishop of York and Lichfield
  • 0968: William, Archbishop of Mainz
  • 0986: Lothar, King of France
  • 1122: Florens II, Count of Holland
  • 1316: Marjorie Bruce, daughter of the Scottish king Richard I.
  • 1333: Władysław I the Elbow- Duke of Krakow and King of Poland
  • 1576: Georg Kleefeld, Gdansk Mayor
  • 1617: Robert Abbot, English clergyman, Bishop of Salisbury
  • 1619: Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • 1695: Johann Ambrosius Bach, German musician
  • 1711: Adam Herold, German Protestant theologian and educator

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Hans Nicklisch, German writer and translator
  • 2002: Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet
  • 2002: Fritz -Rudolf Schultz, German politician, Member of Parliament, MP, military officer of the German Bundestag
  • 2003: Hank Ballard, American singer
  • 2003: Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer
  • 2004: Mercedes McCambridge, American actress
  • 2005: Djamel Amrani, Algerian writer and freedom fighter
  • 2005: Ivan Pařík, Slovak composer
  • 2005: Judge Roegholt, Dutch historian
  • 2006: Leopold Gratz, an Austrian lawyer and politician
  • 2007: Randolf Kronberg, German actor and voice actor
  • 2008: Jeff Healey, a Canadian blues and rock guitarist, trumpeter and singer
  • 2009: Ernst Benda, German lawyer, politician, Member of Parliament, MP, Federal Minister, President of the Federal Constitutional Court
  • 2009: Otto von Helversen, German biologist and behavioral scientist
  • 2010: Paul Drayton, American track and field athlete
  • 2011: Thor Vilhjálmsson, Icelandic writer
  • 2012: James Q. Wilson, American political scientist

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances: John Wesley, English founder of the Methodist revivalist and (Protestant, Anglican feast day is on May 24 )
  • Charles Wesley, English founder of the Methodist revivalist and (Protestant: ELCA )
  • Name Days: Agnes

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

  • Day
  • Day in March