March 5, 2024 is the 65th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
March 5 Historical Event(s)
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.
Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala.
George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
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.
Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by “off the scale” gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
Who were born on March 5?
Jean-Baptiste Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical scholar (d. 1805)
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
Diana Castro Hagee, American evangelist and author, wife of John Hagee
Mark E. Smith, English singer (The Fall)
Ray Suarez, American journalist and author
Danny King, British author
Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
Alex Smithies, English footballer
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