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Tuesday March 14, 2017

March 14: Day of the Week

March 14, 2017 was the 73rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 292 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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 14 Historical Event(s)

  • 1590
    Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1647
    Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 1939
    Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
  • 1942
    Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
  • 1964
    A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
  • 1967
    The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1972
    Sterling Airways Flight 296 crashed near Kalba in the United Arab Emirates. All 112 passengers and crew were killed.
  • 1979
    In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
  • 1984
    Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
  • 1995
    Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.

Who were born on March 14?

  • 1862
    Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1868
    Emily Murphy, Canadian women’s rights activist, first female magistrate in the British Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1915
    Alexander Brott, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 2005)
  • 1923
    Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)
  • 1939
    Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • 1942
    Rita Tushingham, British actress
  • 1956
    Butch Wynegar, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Narumi Tsunoda, Japanese voice actress
  • 1965
    James Kevin Brown, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete

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