March 1: Day of the Week
March 1, 2018 was the 60th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 305 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1457The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
- 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.
- 1872Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.
- 1893Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1917The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
- 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.
- 1961Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
- 1972The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani province.
- 1995Yahoo! is incorporated.
- 2000Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
Who were born on March 1?
- 1812Augustus Pugin, English-born architect (d. 1852)
- 1914Ralph Ellison, American writer (d. 1994)
- 1918Roger Delgado, English actor (d. 1973)
- 1922William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992)
- 1934Jean-Michel Folon, Belgian artist (d. 2005)
- 1939Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer and guitarist
- 1952Brian Winters, American basketball player and coach
- 1973Jack Davenport, English actor
- 1974Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor
- 1983Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
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