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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 305 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 16, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,960,480 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 346 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 3,722 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 1 Historical Events
23 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.
Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Yahoo! is incorporated.
Tornadoes break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths are at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
Who were born on March 1?
Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (d. 1706)
Wilford Woodruff, American religious figure (d. 1898)
Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (d. 1960)
Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (d. 2000)
Jacques Rivette, French film director
Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer and guitarist
Robert Grossman, American illustrator
Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
Who died on March 1?
Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer
Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian architect (b. 1744)
John Haggin, “Indian fighter” and one of the earliest settlers of Kentucky (b. 1753)
Peter Barlow, English mathematician (b. 1776)
George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
George S. Rentz, Navy chaplain (b. 1882)
Joe Besser, American comedian and actor (b. 1907)
Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
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