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Thursday March 5, 2020

March 5: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
  • 1978
    The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
  • 1979
    America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
  • 1981
    The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.
  • 1988
    The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1512
    Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer (d. 1594)
  • 1563
    John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1815
    John Wentworth, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois (d. 1888)
  • 1920
    Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1937
    Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, 5th & 12th President of Nigeria
  • 1943
    Billy Backus, American boxer
  • 1962
    Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • 1974
    Kevin Connolly, American actor and comedian
  • 1974
    Matt Lucas, English comedian
  • 1976
    Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist

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