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Monday March 13, 2017

March 13: Day of the Week

March 13, 2017 was the 72nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

March 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1639
    Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard.
  • 1781
    William Herschel discovers Uranus.
  • 1809
    Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is deposed in a coup d'état.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops.
  • 1930
    The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.
  • 1938
    Anschluss of Austria to the Third Reich.
  • 1964
    American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
  • 1991
    The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
  • 1997
    India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
  • 1997
    The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.

Who were born on March 13?

  • 1741
    Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1790)
  • 1763
    Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (d. 1815)
  • 1870
    Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)
  • 1907
    Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian of religions and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1923
    William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States (d. 1989)
  • 1953
    Deborah Raffin, American actress
  • 1956
    Jamie Dimon, American Banking executive
  • 1968
    Akira Nogami, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Stephen Maguire, Scottish snooker player
  • 1984
    Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete

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