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.
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)
- 1616Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the catholic chuch
- 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.
- 1850The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
- 1933Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “bank holiday”, closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
- 1944World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
- 1960Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase, giving rise to the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis.
- 1965March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
- 1966BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
- 1974Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
- 1982Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1713Edward Cornwallis, English military officer (d. 1776)
- 1739Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American physican and statesman (d. 1819)
- 1918Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
- 1930Del Crandall, American baseball player
- 1942Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain (1982-1996)
- 1946Lova Moor, French singer and dancer
- 1956Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
- 1962Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
- 1985David Marshall, Scottish footballer
- 1990Alex Smithies, English footballer
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