March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2018 was the 64th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1496King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
- 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.
- 1824First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
- 1933Adolf 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.
- 1940Members 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.
- 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.
- 1970The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
- 1988The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
- 1999Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1575William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
- 1713Frederick Cornwallis, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1783)
- 1898Soong May-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek (d. 2003)
- 1918James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
- 1931Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
- 1952Alan Clark, English keyboardist (Dire Straits)
- 1958Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer and teen idol (d. 1988)
- 1959Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician and 7th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)
- 1969Paul Blackthorne, British actor
- 1971Yuri Lowenthal, American actor and author
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