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Wednesday March 1, 2017

March 1: Day of the Week

March 1, 2017 is the 60th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

March 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 317
    Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares
  • 1781
    The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1790
    The first United States census is authorized.
  • 1873
    E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
  • 1936
    A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen’s Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
  • 1971
    President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
  • 1972
    The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani province.
  • 1990
    Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1992
    Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2003
    Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Who were born on March 1?

  • 1445
    Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (d. 1510)
  • 1810
    Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer (d. 1849)
  • 1888
    Ewart Astill, English cricketer (d. 1948)
  • 1893
    Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
  • 1942
    Richard Bowman Myers, American soldier, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1959
    Diamanto Manolakou, Greek politician
  • 1960
    William Bennett, English musician (Whitehouse)
  • 1963
    Ron Francis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968
    Salil Ankola, Indian cricketer and TV actor
  • 1985
    J Leman, American football player

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