We are the 61st day of the year and we celebrate Saint-Charles le Bon.
Count of Flanders, he was born in Denmark around 1081 and died in Bruges on March 2, 1127. He took part in the first crusade.
The sun rises two minutes earlier at 7:33 a.m. and sets two minutes later at 6:34 p.m.
In terms of weather, most of France is still sunny.
Some March 2
1900: premiere at the Antoine theater of the play by Jules Renard, “
Poil de carotte
1933: Hollywood film premiere of “
” by EB Schoedsack
1939: Cardinal Pacelli becomes Pius XII
1949: The American bomber B-50 Lucky Lady completes the first non-stop circumnavigation of the globe
1956: independence of Morocco
1969: first test flight of Concorde 001 in Toulouse
1982: adoption in France of the decentralization law
1991: death of Serge Gainsbourg
2000: after 503 days of detention, Great Britain releases Augusto Pinochet on medical grounds
The fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain
" wins four Césars
2007: death of the novelist and biographer Henri Troyat
John Irving, American writer born in 1942
Alain Chamfort, singer born in 1949
Daniel Craig, British actor who played James Bond five times, born in 1968
The saying of the day
In March, when it thunders, everyone is surprised.