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.
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.
- 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.
- 1836Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
- 1850The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
- 1944World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
- 1978The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
- 1979America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
- 1981The 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.
- 1988The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1512Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer (d. 1594)
- 1563John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
- 1815John Wentworth, American politician and Member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois (d. 1888)
- 1920Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
- 1937Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, 5th & 12th President of Nigeria
- 1943Billy Backus, American boxer
- 1962Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
- 1974Kevin Connolly, American actor and comedian
- 1974Matt Lucas, English comedian
- 1976Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
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