On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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)