About March 5

March 5, 2021 is the 64th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 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 333 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 5

  • 363
    Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.
  • 1046
    Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
  • 1279
    The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 1616
    Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the catholic chuch
  • 1770
    Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later. At a subsequent trial the soldiers are defended by John Adams.
  • 1824
    First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
  • 1836
    Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
  • 1868
    Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala.
  • 1872
    George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
  • 1912
    Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
  • 1946
    Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • 1946
    Winston Churchill uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
  • 1960
    Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
  • 1965
    March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • 1970
    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
  • 1979
    Soviet 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.
  • 1981
    The 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.
  • 1982
    Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.
  • 1984
    6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
  • 1988
    The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.

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