March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2017 was the 64th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1046Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
- 1616Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the catholic chuch
- 1824First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
- 1836Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
- 1931The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.
- 1943First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
- 1965March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
- 1975First meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club
- 19846,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
- 2003In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1324King David II of Scotland (d. 1371)
- 1739Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American physican and statesman (d. 1819)
- 1947Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
- 1956Teena Marie, American singer (d. 2010)
- 1957Mark E. Smith, English singer (The Fall)
- 1964Bertrand Cantat, French singer and murderer
- 1975Sasho Petrovski, Australian soccer player
- 1976Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
- 1985David Marshall, Scottish footballer
- 1987Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player
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