March 17: Day of the Week
March 17, 2017 is the 76th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1776American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
- 1860The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
- 1921The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
- 1947First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
- 1948Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
- 1959Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
- 1960U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
- 1973The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
- 1988A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
- 1992A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
Who were born on March 17?
- 1864Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930)
- 1919Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
- 1949Patrick Duffy, American actor
- 1951Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
- 1953Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
- 1959Danny Ainge, American basketball player and coach
- 1962Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
- 1964Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
- 1973Jerome Woods, American football player
- 1978Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director
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