March 1: Day of the Week
March 1, 2021 is the 60th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1836A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
- 1852Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
- 1910The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.
- 1946The Bank of England is nationalised.
- 1947The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
- 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.
- 1956The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
- 1966Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet’s surface.
- 1981Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
- 1995Prime Minister of Poland Waldemar Pawlak resigns from parliament and is replaced by ex-communist Józef Oleksy.
Who were born on March 1?
- 1807Wilford Woodruff, American religious figure (d. 1898)
- 1817Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
- 1871Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
- 1922William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992)
- 1943Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast
- 1965Mary Lou Lord, American singer/songwriter
- 1974Shane Harwood, Australian cricketer
- 1980Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
- 1981Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
- 1989Anjo Buckman, German rugby player
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