On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1859

Historical Events

  • 21st Grand National: Chris Green aboard 7/1 Half Caste wins by only a short neck from Jean Du Quesne

Famous Birthdays

  • Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), born in Pereyaslav, Russian Empire (d. 1916)
1859 Highlights

About March 2, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces