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.
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)
- 363Roman 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.
- 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.
- 1824First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
- 1944World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
- 1946Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
- 1974Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
- 1975First meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club
- 1982Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
- 2003In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1815John Wentworth, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois (d. 1888)
- 1870Frank Norris, American writer (d. 1902)
- 1887Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
- 1915Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
- 1918Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
- 1934Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate
- 1938Lynn Margulis, American biologist (d. 2011)
- 1946Richard Bell, Canadian musician (The Band) (d. 2007)
- 1953Michael Sandel, American philosopher
- 1976Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
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