March 5: Day of the Week
March 5, 2018 was the 64th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 301 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1616Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the catholic chuch
- 1906Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.
- 1940Members 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.
- 1960Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
- 1966BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
- 1970The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
- 1979Soviet 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.
- 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.
- 19846,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
Who were born on March 5?
- 1871Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
- 1897Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
- 1934Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate
- 1936Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
- 1942Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain (1982-1996)
- 1954Marsha Warfield, American actress
- 1959Tsukasa Hojo, Japanese manga artist
- 1974Jens Jeremies, German footballer
- 1984Ryan Crowley, Australian rules footballer
- 1989Jake Lloyd, American actor
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