What happened this day in history March 1

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

  • 1562
    23 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1803
    Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
  • 1811
    Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
  • 1836
    A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
  • 1956
    The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1995
    Yahoo! is incorporated.
  • 2007
    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?

  • 1683
    Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (d. 1706)
  • 1807
    Wilford Woodruff, American religious figure (d. 1898)
  • 1821
    Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
  • 1889
    Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (d. 1960)
  • 1893
    Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
  • 1906
    Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (d. 2000)
  • 1928
    Jacques Rivette, French film director
  • 1939
    Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer and guitarist
  • 1940
    Robert Grossman, American illustrator
  • 1963
    Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer

Who died on March 1?

  • 1510
    Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer
  • 1817
    Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian architect (b. 1744)
  • 1825
    John Haggin, “Indian fighter” and one of the earliest settlers of Kentucky (b. 1753)
  • 1862
    Peter Barlow, English mathematician (b. 1776)
  • 1898
    George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
  • 1906
    José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
  • 1942
    George S. Rentz, Navy chaplain (b. 1882)
  • 1988
    Joe Besser, American comedian and actor (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • 2010
    Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)

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