About March 1

March 1, 2024 is the 61st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 334 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.
  • 350
    Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.
  • 1642
    Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States.
  • 1803
    Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
  • 1852
    Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  • 1870
    Marshal F.S. López dies during the Battle of Cerro Corá thus marking the end of the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen’s Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
  • 1946
    The Bank of England is nationalised.
  • 1950
    Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.
  • 1956
    The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • 1958
    Samuel Alphonsus Stritch is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.
  • 1962
    American Airlines Flight 1 crashes on take off in New York.
  • 1964
    Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.
  • 1972
    The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani province.
  • 1974
    Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • 1981
    Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
  • 2002
    The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 km above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons).
  • 2006
    English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.

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