Thursday, the 5th of March, 2015 is the 64th day in 2015 and in the 10th calendar week.
General Events:
World Book Day in the United Kingdom
March 5, 2015 in United Kingdom
World Book Day in the United Kingdom is observed on March 05, 2015. World Book Day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. It is the local manifestation of World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 in the United Kingdom. The original, global World Book Day event is generally observed on 23 April.
World Book Day is a registered charity. It does not raise funds for itself but does support Book Aid International and Readathon as its nominated charities, encouraging schools to hold special fundraising events for children less fortunate than themselves.
Where is World Book Day in the United Kingdom?
Nationwide United Kingdom
Multiple Personality Day
March 5, 2015 in the World
Multiple Personality Day is observed on March 05, 2015. Get in touch with yourself on this day and see the many facets that make you who you are.
Someone with a split personality has two personalities. Someone with multiple personalities has more than two personalities.  Its a psychological disorder that we hope none of our readers have.
Don’t be surprised to find yourself surrounded by people who are talking to themselves today. You might find yourself talking to yourself, too!
When you wish someone “Happy Multiple Personalty Day”, you may need to do so multiple times, once for each  personality.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Purim 2015
March 5, 2015 in the World
Purim is a Jewish holiday observed on March 05, 2015. It commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman. According to the Book of Esther, in the Hebrew Bible, Haman, royal vizier to King Ahasuerus (presumed to be Xerxes I of Persia), planned to kill all the Jews in the empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and his adopted daughter Queen Esther. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing.
Purim is celebrated annually according to the Hebrew calendar on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, the day following the victory of the Jews over their enemies. Today, only Jerusalem celebrates Purim on the 15th. It is celebrated by giving mutual gifts of food and drink, giving charity to the poor, a celebratory meal, and public recitation of the Scroll of Esther, additions to the prayers and the grace after meals. Other customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration.
Purim has more of a national than a religious character, and its status as a holiday is on a lesser level than those days ordained holy by the Torah. Accordingly, business transactions and even manual labor are allowed on Purim. The four main mitzvot (obligations) of the day during Purim celebration are: Listening to the public reading, usually in synagogue, of the Book of Esther in the evening and again in the following morning, sending food gifts to friends, giving charity to the poor and eating a festive meal.
Where is Purim?
Worldwide
St Piran’s Day
March 5, 2015 in Cornwall
St Piran’s Day takes place on March 05, 2015. St Piran’s Day (Cornish: Gool Peran) is the national day of Cornwall. The day is named after one of the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners.
Where is St Piran’s Day?
Nationwide Cornwall
Natural Events:
March Full Moon
March 5, 2015 in Eastcoast (North America)
On March 05, 2015 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth, completely unilluminated.
The time interval between similar lunar phases is on average about 29.53 days. Therefore, in those lunar calendars in which each month begins on the new moon, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th of the lunar month. Because lunar months have a whole number of days, lunar months may be either 29 or 30 days long.
Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admission to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely. Full moons trigger deer movement in North America. Hunters and fisherman rely heavily on moonphases.
Where is March Full Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Eastcoast (North America)
Historical Events on 5th March:
1046 – Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama
1496 – English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands
1558 – Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
1558 – Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
1645 – Battle of Jankau in Bohemia: Sweden defeats Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III
1770 – Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Native African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die. Later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings
1774 – John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock’s stature as a leading Patriot
1795 – Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
1824 – First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma
1868 – Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
1907 – The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops
1912 – Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines
1921 – The Durban Land Alienation Ordinance passes, enabling the Durban City Council to exclude Indians from ownership or occupation of property in white areas, South Africa
1922 – “Nosferatu” premieres in Berlin
1924 – Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
1931 – Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact
1946 – Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe
1960 – The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase
1988 – Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised
1995 – Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg