On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1882

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

Queen Victoria narrowly escapes assassination when Roderick Maclean shoots at her while boarding a train in Windsor

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria

Famous Birthdays

  • Wallis Clark, British actress (Penny Serenade, Great Guy, Postal Inspector), born in Essex, England (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Kufferath, German-Belgian composer, dies at 70
1882 Highlights

About March 2, 1882

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces