About March 1

March 1, 2021 is the 60th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Pisces is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 337 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 1

  • 86 BC
    Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus.
  • 293
    Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus as Caesar to Maximian.
  • 1700
    Sweden introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the Gregorian calendar, reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and introduces the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1753.
  • 1790
    The first United States census is authorized.
  • 1811
    Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
  • 1852
    Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  • 1872
    Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.
  • 1893
    Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1896
    Battle of Adowa: an Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo–Ethiopian War.
  • 1896
    Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
  • 1901
    The Australian Army was formed.
  • 1914
    The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • 1954
    Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives.
  • 1961
    Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
  • 1966
    The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.
  • 1981
    Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
  • 2003
    Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • 2005
    US Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in “national standards,”.
  • 2006
    English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • 2007
    Tornadoes break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths are at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.

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