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.
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)
- 752 BCRomulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women.
- 1854German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
- 1872Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.
- 1893Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1896Battle of Adowa: an Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo–Ethiopian War.
- 1936A 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.
- 1954Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives.
- 1966The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.
- 1995Yahoo! is incorporated.
- 2007“Squatters” are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
Who were born on March 1?
- 40Martial, Latin poet (d. 102)
- 1445Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (d. 1510)
- 1914Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)
- 1936Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (d. 1997)
- 1943José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer
- 1943Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
- 1956Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuanian politician
- 1963Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
- 1984Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1987Ke$ha, American singer
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