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-American stage and screen actor (Penny Serenade; Great Guy; Postal Inspector; Easy Money), 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? 139 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces