March 1: Day of the Week
March 1, 2017 was the 60th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 305 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 86 BCLucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus.
- 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.
- 1633Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
- 1700Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1753.
- 1803Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
- 1919March 1st Movement begins in Korea.
- 1936The Hoover Dam is completed.
- 1989The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
- 2004Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
- 2005US Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in “national standards,”.
Who were born on March 1?
- 1848Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-born American sculptor (d. 1907)
- 1886Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter and poet (d. 1980)
- 1893Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
- 1912Boris Chertok, Polish-born Russian rocket designer (d. 2011)
- 1918Roger Delgado, English actor (d. 1973)
- 1952Jerri Nielsen, American physician (d. 2009)
- 1952Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer and coach
- 1952Nevada Barr, American author
- 1952Steven Barnes, American writer
- 1984Jacob Lillyman, Australian rugby league footballer
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