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, 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.
  • 1781
    The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1910
    The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.
  • 1912
    Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
  • 1917
    The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
  • 1936
    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.
  • 1971
    A bomb explodes in a men’s room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.
  • 1974
    Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • 2005
    US Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in “national standards,”.
  • 2006
    English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.

Who were born on March 1?

  • 1683
    Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (d. 1706)
  • 1880
    Giles Lytton Strachey, British writer (d. 1932)
  • 1905
    Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)
  • 1917
    Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977)
  • 1923
    Péter Kuczka, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • 1952
    Brian Winters, American basketball player and coach
  • 1958
    Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • 1959
    Nick Griffin, British politician
  • 1973
    Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ
  • 1982
    Shalva Didebashvili, Georgian-born German rugby player

Who died on March 1?

  • 589
    Saint David, Patron Saint of Wales (b. 500)
  • 1510
    Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer
  • 1757
    Edward Moore, English writer (b. 1712)
  • 1792
    Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1747)
  • 1929
    Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
  • 1933
    Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)
  • 1942
    George S. Rentz, Navy chaplain (b. 1882)
  • 1974
    Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • 1991
    Edwin H. Land, American scientist and inventor (Polaroid Corporation) (b. 1909)
  • 1995
    Vladislav Listyev, Russian television journalist (b. 1956)

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