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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 509 BC
    Publius 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.
  • 1457
    The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
  • 1872
    Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.
  • 1886
    The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
  • 1910
    The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.
  • 1971
    President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
  • 1981
    Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
  • 1989
    The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
  • 1990
    Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 2000
    The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.

Who were born on March 1?

  • 1432
    Isabel of Coimbra, queen of Portugal (d. 1455)
  • 1657
    Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (d. 1740)
  • 1896
    Dimitris Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (d. 1960)
  • 1918
    Roger Delgado, English actor (d. 1973)
  • 1934
    Jean-Michel Folon, Belgian artist (d. 2005)
  • 1940
    Robert Grossman, American illustrator
  • 1942
    Richard Bowman Myers, American soldier, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1969
    József Szabó, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1983
    Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
  • 1989
    Daniella Monet, American actress

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