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

  • 350
    Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.
  • 1565
    The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.
  • 1781
    The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1886
    The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
  • 1941
    W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S.
  • 1941
    World War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.
  • 1947
    The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
  • 1961
    Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
  • 1964
    Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.
  • 1966
    The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.
  • 1971
    President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
  • 1972
    The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani province.
  • 1981
    Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
  • 1989
    The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
  • 1992
    Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2000
    The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • 2002
    The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced by the euro (€).
  • 2003
    The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    The Armenian police clashed with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections 2008

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