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Sunday March 5, 2017

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

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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)

  • 1766
    Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
  • 1824
    First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “bank holiday”, closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
  • 1965
    March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • 1966
    BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
  • 1970
    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
  • 1979
    America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
  • 1979
    Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by “off the scale” gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
  • 2003
    In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1713
    Edward Cornwallis, English military officer (d. 1776)
  • 1922
    Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian writer and film director (d. 1975)
  • 1937
    Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, 5th & 12th President of Nigeria
  • 1944
    Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1970
    Mike Brown, American basketball coach
  • 1974
    Eva Mendes, American actress
  • 1974
    Jens Jeremies, German footballer
  • 1977
    Bryan Berard, American ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Jared Crouch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1992
    Erik Lamela, Argentine footballer

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