March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2021 was the 64th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1046Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
- 1766Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
- 1836Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
- 1850The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
- 1940Members 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.
- 1944World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
- 1946Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
- 1974Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
- 1982Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
- 1988The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1658Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (d. 1730)
- 1908Sir Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
- 1923Laurence Tisch, American investor (d. 2003)
- 1938Paul Evans, American singer and songwriter
- 1939Samantha Eggar, English actress
- 1956Marco Paolini, Italian stage actor and author
- 1957Ray Suarez, American journalist and author
- 1959Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician and 7th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)
- 1973Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
- 1982Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
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