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Thursday March 5, 2020

March 5: Day of the Week

March 5, 2020 was the 65th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1279
    The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 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.
  • 1860
    Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
  • 1872
    George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
  • 1933
    Adolf 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.
  • 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
    Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
  • 1974
    Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1817
    Austen Henry Layard, English archaeologist (d. 1894)
  • 1897
    Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
  • 1898
    Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1976)
  • 1935
    Paul Sand, American actor
  • 1937
    Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, 5th & 12th President of Nigeria
  • 1955
    Julien Dray, French politician
  • 1969
    Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • 1971
    Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • 1979
    Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
  • 1988
    Bjarni Viðarsson, Icelandic footballer

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