National Old Stuff Day

🗓️ On This Day - March 2nd

Ever wondered what went down on March 2nd in years gone by? Whether it's your birthday, a special anniversary, or otherwise, there are tons of great reasons why today's worth remembering. Keep reading for the full lowdown on why March 2nd is a date you'll want to keep in your diary.

On this day

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria just got away!

On this date back in 1882, Queen Victoria was very nearly assassinated by Roderick Maclean! He tried to shoot her while she was boarding a train in Windsor, but thankfully the queen escaped!

Martha Washington Hotel

The Martha Washington opened its doors for the first time.

March 2nd was also the date that the Martha Washington Hotel opened its doors to the public back in 1903. The hotel was opened in New York City and was initially created with the idea of only catering to women!

King Kong

King Kong first ascended the big screen!

Back in 1933, King Kong made its premiere in New York City! The movie was directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, and has been adapted multiple times since.

Atomic blast

JFK made a big nuclear announcement.

On March 2nd 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would begin nuclear testing above ground once again. He claimed that the decision had been made in response to the Soviet Union's nuclear tests that were a threat to international peace.

Group photo of the Beatles

The Beatles brushed up on their acting chops.

In 1964, the Beatles started filming "A Hard Day's Night." It also happened to be the day that member George Harrison met his future wife, Pattie Boyd!

The Sound of Music

The theater’s alive with the Sound of Music!

In 1965, The Sound of Music launched at premiere! It went on to become one of the most successful musicals of all time and is still referenced today!

Special Days Falling on March 2nd

March 2nd brings plenty to celebrate, and to prove it, here are three of the most interesting national and international celebrations to think about today!
National Banana Cream Pie Day - 2nd March

National Banana Cream Pie Day

Banana cream pie may not be everyone's favorite dessert, but it is a classic! It's sweet and creamy and is a staple at many barbecues, birthday parties, and family restaurants. And if you love it, then today is the perfect day for you! Get a banana cream pie from your local baker, or try making your own!

National Old Stuff Day

National Old Stuff Day

Today is also a great day to celebrate the old and the new, but especially the old! Old things should get some love, and today is the day to do it! Find your favorite old clothes and try revamping them, or refurbish some of your old, unloved pieces and make them look brand new. You could also head to your local thrift store and find some incredible classic pieces to fill your home.

World Teen Mental Wellness Day

World Teen Mental Wellness Day

Mental wellness is of the utmost importance, but sadly, many of us still take it for granted. Today is the day to check in on the teens in your life and see how they're doing! Reach out to someone and let them know that you care. Lending a patient and empathetic ear will do more than you know!

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