March 1: Day of the Week
March 1, 2020 was the 61st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 305 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.
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)
- 156223 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
- 1805Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.
- 1811Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
- 1836A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
- 1893Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1953Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.
- 1956Formation of the National People’s Army
- 1995Prime Minister of Poland Waldemar Pawlak resigns from parliament and is replaced by ex-communist Józef Oleksy.
- 2002The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced by the euro (€).
- 2004Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
Who were born on March 1?
- 1837William Dean Howells, American writer, historian and politician (d. 1920)
- 1927Robert Bork, American legal scholar
- 1939Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer and guitarist
- 1951Sergei Kourdakov, former KGB agent
- 1952Brian Winters, American basketball player and coach
- 1967Aron Winter, Dutch footballer
- 1981Adam LaVorgna, American actor
- 1982Shalva Didebashvili, Georgian-born German rugby player
- 1984Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1993Josh McEachran Chelsea and England Footballer
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