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Tuesday March 5, 2019

March 5: Day of the Week

March 5, 2019 was the 64th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1766
    Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
  • 1824
    First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
  • 1931
    The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.
  • 1940
    Members of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.
  • 1943
    First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
  • 1960
    Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
  • 1966
    BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
  • 1979
    Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by “off the scale” gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
  • 1982
    Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
  • 1999
    Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1563
    John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1723
    Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
  • 1898
    Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1976)
  • 1920
    José Aboulker, Jewish Communist (d. 2009)
  • 1922
    Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian writer and film director (d. 1975)
  • 1934
    James B. Sikking, American actor
  • 1959
    Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician and 7th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)
  • 1966
    Michael Irvin, American football player
  • 1978
    Jared Crouch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1985
    David Marshall, Scottish footballer

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