March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2019 is the 64th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1766Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
- 1770Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later. At a subsequent trial the soldiers are defended by John Adams.
- 1850The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
- 1860Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
- 1933Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
- 1946Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
- 1965March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
- 1966BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
- 1970The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
- 1978The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1575William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
- 1693Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
- 1815John Wentworth, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois (d. 1888)
- 1922James Noble, American actor
- 1939Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
- 1948Eddy Grant, Guyana-born singer
- 1954Jack Stamp, American wind band composer
- 1972Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
- 1976Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
- 1987Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player
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