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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 752 BCRomulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women.
- 156223 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
- 1633Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
- 1873E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
- 1956Formation of the National People’s Army
- 1973Black September storms the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, resulting in the assassination of three Western hostages.
- 1974Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
- 1990Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- 2005US Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in “national standards,”.
- 2007Tornadoes break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths are at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
Who were born on March 1?
- 1769François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (d. 1796)
- 1848Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-born American sculptor (d. 1907)
- 1880Giles Lytton Strachey, British writer (d. 1932)
- 1896Dimitris Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (d. 1960)
- 1943José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer
- 1963Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
- 1974Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor
- 1980Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer
- 1984Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1986Jonathan Spector, American footballer
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