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 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.
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)
- 1046Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
- 1279The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
- 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.
- 1868Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala.
- 1912Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
- 1960Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
- 1979America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
- 19846,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
- 1999Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1133Henry II of England, King of England (d. 1189)
- 1748Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
- 1867Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
- 1887Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
- 1918Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
- 1931Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
- 1951Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
- 1974Matt Lucas, English comedian
- 1990Alex Smithies, English footballer
- 1992Erik Lamela, Argentine footballer
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