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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1046
    Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
  • 1766
    Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
  • 1970
    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
  • 1974
    Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
  • 1978
    The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
  • 1982
    Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
  • 1999
    Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
  • 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?

  • 1133
    Henry II of England, King of England (d. 1189)
  • 1575
    William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
  • 1713
    Edward Cornwallis, English military officer (d. 1776)
  • 1748
    William Shield, English musician (d. 1829)
  • 1915
    Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1960
    David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • 1969
    Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • 1970
    John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1975
    Sasho Petrovski, Australian soccer player
  • 1977
    Mike MacDougal, American baseball player

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