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Tuesday March 5, 2019

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.

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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.

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March 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1046
    Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
  • 1279
    The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 1836
    Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
  • 1850
    The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
  • 1868
    Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala.
  • 1912
    Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
  • 1960
    Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
  • 1979
    America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
  • 1984
    6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
  • 1999
    Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1133
    Henry II of England, King of England (d. 1189)
  • 1748
    Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • 1867
    Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1887
    Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
  • 1918
    Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
  • 1931
    Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
  • 1951
    Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • 1974
    Matt Lucas, English comedian
  • 1990
    Alex Smithies, English footballer
  • 1992
    Erik Lamela, Argentine footballer

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