About March 1

March 1, 2020 is the 61st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 348 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 1

  • 752 BC
    Romulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women.
  • 509 BC
    Publius Valerius Publicola, Roman consul, celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.
  • 1562
    23 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1593
    The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
  • 1790
    The first United States census is authorized.
  • 1805
    Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.
  • 1815
    Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
  • 1847
    The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.
  • 1872
    Yellowstone National Park is established as the world’s first national park.
  • 1896
    Battle of Adowa: an Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo–Ethiopian War.
  • 1939
    A Japanese Imperial Army ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.
  • 1956
    Formation of the National People’s Army
  • 1956
    The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • 1961
    President of the United States John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
  • 1961
    Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
  • 1966
    Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet’s surface.
  • 1971
    A bomb explodes in a men’s room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.
  • 1972
    The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani province.
  • 2003
    Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • 2004
    Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.

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