About March 5

March 5, 2024 is the 65th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 330 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.
  • 1496
    King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
  • 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.
  • 1860
    Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
  • 1868
    Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala.
  • 1912
    Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
  • 1943
    First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
  • 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
    Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase, giving rise to the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
  • 1974
    Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
  • 1979
    America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
  • 1999
    Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.

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