March 2 is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
+ 1836 – Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
+ 1877 – U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
+ 1903 – In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall
+ 1962 – Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
+ 1793 – Sam Houston, American soldier and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1863)
+ 1904 – Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (d. 1991)
+ 1917 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1986)
+ 1935 – Gene Stallings, American football player and coach
+ 1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
+ 1982 – Ben Roethlisberger, American football player