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Sunday March 5, 2017

March 5: Day of the Week

March 5, 2017 is the 64th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1770
    Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later. At a subsequent trial the soldiers are defended by John Adams.
  • 1836
    Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
  • 1906
    Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.
  • 1931
    The 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.
  • 1940
    Members of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.
  • 1946
    Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
  • 1965
    March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • 1979
    America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
  • 1984
    6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
  • 1988
    The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1575
    William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
  • 1871
    Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
  • 1910
    Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles (d. 2007)
  • 1914
    Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • 1922
    James Noble, American actor
  • 1944
    Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1954
    Barry Lee Fairchild, American convicted murderer (d. 1995)
  • 1955
    Penn Jillette, American magician and comedian
  • 1962
    Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • 1971
    Scott Mosier, American producer

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