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Wednesday March 1, 2017

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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.

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March 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 350
    Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.
  • 1593
    The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
  • 1815
    Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
  • 1836
    A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
  • 1852
    Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  • 1872
    Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.
  • 1917
    The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
  • 1939
    A Japanese Imperial Army ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.
  • 1964
    Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.
  • 2007
    “Squatters” are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.

Who were born on March 1?

  • 1547
    Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
  • 1914
    Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)
  • 1935
    Robert Conrad, American actor
  • 1954
    Catherine Bach, American actress
  • 1963
    Rob Affuso, American drummer
  • 1966
    Susan Auch, Canadian speed-skater
  • 1967
    George Eads, American actor
  • 1969
    Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • 1973
    Anton Gunn, American politician
  • 1989
    Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer

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