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Thursday March 5, 2020

March 5: Day of the Week

March 5, 2020 was the 65th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1766
    Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
  • 1860
    Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
  • 1906
    Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.
  • 1940
    Members 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
  • 1946
    Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
  • 1966
    BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
  • 1979
    America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
  • 1981
    The 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.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1886
    Dong Biwu, Chinese Communist Party figure (d. 1975)
  • 1898
    Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1976)
  • 1914
    Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • 1931
    Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player
  • 1933
    Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Kostas Linoxilakis, Greek footballer
  • 1947
    Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • 1956
    Marco Paolini, Italian stage actor and author
  • 1968
    Gordon Bajnai, Hungarian politician
  • 1978
    Mike Hessman, American baseball player

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