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Friday March 1, 2019

March 1: Day of the Week

March 1, 2019 was the 60th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 305 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

March 2019

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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.

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March 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1628
    Writs issued in February by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
  • 1919
    March 1st Movement begins in Korea.
  • 1953
    Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.
  • 1954
    Nuclear testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.
  • 1961
    Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
  • 1966
    Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet’s surface.
  • 1992
    Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2000
    Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • 2007
    “Squatters” are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
  • 2008
    The Armenian police clashed with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections 2008

Who were born on March 1?

  • 1817
    Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • 1892
    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (d. 1927)
  • 1918
    Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • 1926
    Pete Rozelle, American professional sports executive (d. 1996)
  • 1927
    Harry Belafonte, American actor and musician
  • 1956
    Timothy Daly, American actor
  • 1969
    Doug Creek, American baseball player
  • 1988
    Freddie Smith, American actor
  • 1988
    Katija Pevec, American actress
  • 1990
    Harry Eden, English actor

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