What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on March 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 1: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 1 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.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 16, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,909,280 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontagon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac 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.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,992 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 1 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1790
    The first United States census is authorized.
  • 1815
    Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
  • 1971
    President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
  • 1981
    Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.

Who were born on March 1?

  • 1893
    Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
  • 1918
    Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • 1954
    Catherine Bach, American actress
  • 1963
    Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • 1994
    Justin Bieber, Canadian pop star

Who died on March 1?

  • 1510
    Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer
  • 1920
    Joseph Trumpeldor, Russian Zionist (b. 1880)
  • 1963
    Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)
  • 1979
    Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish politician (b. 1903)
  • 1984
    Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914)

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