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.
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)
- 509 BCPublius Valerius Publicola, Roman consul, celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.
- 156223 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
- 1805Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.
- 1847The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.
- 1870Marshal F.S. López dies during the Battle of Cerro Corá thus marking the end of the War of the Triple Alliance.
- 1873E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
- 1893Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1941W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S.
- 1956Formation of the National People’s Army
- 2002U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
Who were born on March 1?
- 1852Théophile Delcassé, French statesman (d. 1923)
- 1886Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter and poet (d. 1980)
- 1930Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
- 1946Lana Wood, American actress
- 1952Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- 1958Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
- 1966Zack Snyder, American film-maker
- 1969Doug Creek, American baseball player
- 1982Juan Manuel Ortiz, Spanish footballer
- 1988Trevor Cahill, American baseball player