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
  • 1496
    King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
  • 1616
    Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the catholic chuch
  • 1850
    The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.
  • 1912
    Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
  • 1931
    The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “bank holiday”, closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in western Ukrainian SSR.
  • 1946
    Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • 1965
    March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • 1966
    BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
  • 1970
    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
  • 1974
    Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.

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