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Friday March 5, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1046
    Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
  • 1766
    Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
  • 1770
    Boston 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.
  • 1836
    Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
  • 1850
    The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • 1988
    The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
  • 1999
    Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1750
    Jean-Baptiste Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical scholar (d. 1805)
  • 1883
    Marius Barbeau, Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (d. 1969)
  • 1898
    Soong May-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek (d. 2003)
  • 1920
    Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1931
    Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player
  • 1944
    Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1964
    Bertrand Cantat, French singer and murderer
  • 1975
    Jolene Blalock, American actress
  • 1975
    Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981
    Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder

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