March 1: Day of the Week
March 1, 2017 was the 60th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 305 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
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March 1 Historical Event(s)
- 350Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.
- 1633Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
- 1700Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1753.
- 1852Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
- 1872Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.
- 1932The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
- 1936A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen’s Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
- 1954Nuclear 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.
- 1964Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.
- 1966The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.
Who were born on March 1?
- 1888Ewart Astill, English cricketer (d. 1948)
- 1896Dimitris Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (d. 1960)
- 1906Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (d. 2000)
- 1927Robert Bork, American legal scholar
- 1930Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
- 1946Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
- 1967Aron Winter, Dutch footballer
- 1970Jason V Brock, American author
- 1974Shane Harwood, Australian cricketer
- 1989Daniella Monet, American actress
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