March 2 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: Herzing College (formerly Herzing Institute) became Herzing University.
- 2009: Northport's Steamers was converted into a Wintzell's Oyster House.
- 1970: The Daniel Building opened its doors.
- 1963: Patsy Cline, Tex Ritter and Jerry Lee Lewis performed a fund-raiser at Municipal Auditorium for the widow of Kansas City disc jockey Jack Call. (Cline died in a plane crash three days later.)
- 1942: A snowfall dropped 2.5 inches on Birmingham.
- 1915: A snowfall dropped 2.8 inches on Birmingham.
- 1901: The trustees of the Alabama Department of Archives and History had their first meeting, making Tom Owen director.
- 1819: The United States Congress passed an act authorizing the Alabama Territory to form a state constitution and to be admitted to the United States.
Births and deaths
- 2011: CME Bishop Wallace Lockett died on a flight from Amsterdam.
- 2011: Former football coach Dude Hennessey died in Tuscaloosa.
- 2010: Retired educator Ernest Palmore died.
- 2003: Musician Hank Ballard died in Los Angeles.
- 2001: Columnist and publisher Dennis Washburn died.
- 1984: Sculptor Geneva Mercer died in Demopolis.
- 1973: Museum curator Graham Boettcher was born in Bellingham, Washington.
- 1964: Conductor Justin Brown was born in London.
- 1963: Physician Charles Carraway died.
- 1962: Football kicker Al Del Greco was born in Rhode Island.
- 1953: Rodger Smitherman was born in Montgomery.
- 1935: Football coach Gene Stallings was born in Paris, Texas.