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Tuesday March 5, 2019

March 5: Day of the Week

March 5, 2019 was the 64th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1616
    Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the catholic chuch
  • 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.
  • 1850
    The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “bank holiday”, closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • 1966
    BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
  • 1974
    Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
  • 1982
    Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1713
    Edward Cornwallis, English military officer (d. 1776)
  • 1739
    Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American physican and statesman (d. 1819)
  • 1918
    Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
  • 1930
    Del Crandall, American baseball player
  • 1942
    Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain (1982-1996)
  • 1946
    Lova Moor, French singer and dancer
  • 1956
    Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
  • 1962
    Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • 1985
    David Marshall, Scottish footballer
  • 1990
    Alex Smithies, English footballer

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