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, 1,677,628,800 seconds 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.
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
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.
The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.
Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen’s Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
A bomb explodes in a men’s room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.
Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
US Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in “national standards,”.
English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
Who were born on March 1?
Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (d. 1706)
Giles Lytton Strachey, British writer (d. 1932)
Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)
Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977)
Péter Kuczka, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
Brian Winters, American basketball player and coach
Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
Nick Griffin, British politician
Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ
Shalva Didebashvili, Georgian-born German rugby player
Who died on March 1?
Saint David, Patron Saint of Wales (b. 500)
Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer
Edward Moore, English writer (b. 1712)
Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1747)
Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)
George S. Rentz, Navy chaplain (b. 1882)
Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
Edwin H. Land, American scientist and inventor (Polaroid Corporation) (b. 1909)
Vladislav Listyev, Russian television journalist (b. 1956)
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