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Saturday March 5, 2022

March 5: Day of the Week

March 5, 2022 was the 64th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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)

  • 363
    Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.
  • 1860
    Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • 1960
    Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase, giving rise to the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
  • 2003
    In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1853
    Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (d. 1911)
  • 1867
    Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1873
    Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
  • 1927
    Jack Cassidy, American actor (d. 1976)
  • 1931
    Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player
  • 1942
    Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain (1982-1996)
  • 1944
    Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1955
    Georgios Papastamkos, Greek politician
  • 1978
    Jared Crouch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1988
    Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer

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