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Friday March 17, 2017

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.

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1776
    American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
  • 1860
    The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
  • 1921
    The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
  • 1947
    First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
  • 1948
    Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
  • 1959
    Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
  • 1960
    U.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.
  • 1973
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
  • 1988
    A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
  • 1992
    A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.

Who were born on March 17?

  • 1864
    Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930)
  • 1919
    Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
  • 1949
    Patrick Duffy, American actor
  • 1951
    Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
  • 1953
    Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • 1959
    Danny Ainge, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962
    Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
  • 1964
    Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1973
    Jerome Woods, American football player
  • 1978
    Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director

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