March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2017 was the 64th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1279The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
- 1496King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1931The 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.
- 1960Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
- 1970The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
- 1979Soviet 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.
- 1982Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1739Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American physican and statesman (d. 1819)
- 1815John Wentworth, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois (d. 1888)
- 1927Jack Cassidy, American actor (d. 1976)
- 1933Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (d. 2005)
- 1938Paul Evans, American singer and songwriter
- 1955Julien Dray, French politician
- 1956Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
- 1959Tsukasa Hojo, Japanese manga artist
- 1971Yuri Lowenthal, American actor and author
- 1976Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
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