March 02 History

March is the third month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It was originally the first month of the year in the Roman calendar and named Martius

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. March 02 has its own special significance in India and world history.

March is the third month of the year in both the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. It was named after the Roman god of war, Mars.

March starts on the same day of the week as February and November and ends on the same day of the week as June in common years.

The page contains not only the Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths of each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on March 02. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 02 March:

  • 1700: Rajaram, the younger son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, dies in Sinhagad.
  • 1717: The first ballet show of The Love of Mars and Venus was performed in England.
  • 1776: Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston.
  • 1807: The US Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the country. This was an important step towards the abolition of slavery.
  • 1835: Ferdinand becomes Emperor (King) of Austria.
  • 1852: The first American experimental steam fire engine was tested.
  • 1853: The clothing company Levi Strauss & Company was established in the United States.
  • 1865: British newspaper “Morning Chronicle” publication started.
  • 1866: The Niddl company Excelsior began making sewing machine needles.
  • 1882: Roderick McLean Shots Windsor attempts an attack on Queen Victoria, while she survives.
  • 1899: Mount Rainier National Park of the United States of America is established in Washington State.
  • 1901: The world’s first wireless telegraph company opens in Hawaii.
  • 1903: The first hotel for women is opened in Martha Washington, New York.
  • 1935: 17 Austrian Nazis sentenced to death for smuggling explosives into the country.
  • 1946: Ho Chi Minh was elected President of Vietnam.
  • 1949: Sarojini Naidu, who played a leading role in the Indian independence movement and is known as ‘Bharat Kokila’, passed away.
  • 1956: Morocco declares independence of France.
  • 1965: The Sound of Music film was screened at The New York of the Rivoli Theater.
  • 1970: Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), a country on the African continent, became an independent republic.
  • 1981: Pakistani International Airways Flight 326 is hijacked by three gunmen soon after taking off from Karachi.
  • 1982: Mahatma Gandhi Setu is inaugurated in Patna, capital of Bihar.
  • 1987: American Motors is acquired by Chrysler Corporation.
  • 1991: A car bomb blast in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo killed 19 people, including the country’s Deputy Minister of Defense Ranjan Vijayaratne.
  • 1992: Microsoft Windows releases 3.1 in stores everywhere.
  • 1996: Ranibima Royal College established in Sri Lanka.
  • 1999: News of a secret agreement with India to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Treaty (CTBT) is denied by the United States.
  • 1999: New Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino opened in Las Vegas.
  • 2004: During the Iraq War, the terrorist organization Al Qaeda killed 170 people, injured more than 500.
  • 2010: Over five thousand people pose for an American photographer named Spencer Tunic by taking off the stairs in front of the Sydney Opera House at an event organized by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
  • 2014: After approval from Russia’s parliament, President Vladimir Putin decided to send troops to Ukraine.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries today in history

  • 1902: Surya Narayan Vyas, an Indian astrologer, and diviner from Ujjain.
  • 1931: Mikhail Gorbachev, a Russian and former Soviet politician. The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union.
  • 1933: Anandji Virji Shah, an Indian music director. Together with his brother, he formed the Kalyanji-Anandji duo.
  • 1968: Daniel Craig, an English actor.
  • 1977: Andrew Strauss, an English cricket administrator, and former player.
  • 1990: Tiger Shroff, an Indian actor.

Death anniversaries on this day in India and the world

  • 1546: Mirabai, a 16th-century Hindu mystic poet, and devotee of Lord Krishna.
  • 1700: Rajaram Bhosle I, the younger son of Maratha ruler Shivaji.
  • 1930: D. H. Lawrence, an English writer, and poet.
  • 1949: Sarojini Naidu, an Indian political activist, and poet.
  • 1986: Kashinath Ghanekar, an Indian stage, and film actor.

The Most Important Historical events of March Month

March 01 March 02 March 03 March 04

March 05 March 06 March 07 March 08

March 09 March 10 March 11 March 12

March 13 March 14 March 15 March 16

March 17 March 18 March 19 March 20

March 21 March 22 March 23 March 24

March 25 March 26 March 27 March 28

March 29 March 30 March 31

Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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