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Sunday March 5, 2017

March 5: Day of the Week

March 5, 2017 was the 64th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1766
    Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
  • 1770
    Boston 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.
  • 1824
    First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
  • 1933
    Adolf 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.
  • 1960
    Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
  • 1970
    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
  • 1974
    Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
  • 1979
    Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by “off the scale” gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.

Who were born on March 5?

  • 1886
    Dong Biwu, Chinese Communist Party figure (d. 1975)
  • 1923
    Laurence Tisch, American investor (d. 2003)
  • 1933
    Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Tommy Tucker, American blues singer and pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1936
    Dean Stockwell, American actor
  • 1938
    Lynn Margulis, American biologist (d. 2011)
  • 1948
    Eddy Grant, Guyana-born singer
  • 1955
    Penn Jillette, American magician and comedian
  • 1969
    MC Solaar, French rapper
  • 1979
    Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter

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