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Friday March 17, 2017

March 17: Day of the Week

March 17, 2017 was the 76th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 180
    Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday “as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence”.
  • 1941
    In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1945
    The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
  • 1947
    First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
  • 1957
    A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
  • 1970
    My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
  • 1988
    Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.
  • 1992
    Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
  • 2003
    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Robin Cook, resigns from the British Cabinet in disagreement with government plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Who were born on March 17?

  • 1676
    Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
  • 1921
    Meir Amit, Israeli politician and general (d. 2009)
  • 1932
    Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
  • 1945
    Michael Hayden, American Air Force General, CIA director
  • 1947
    Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer and producer
  • 1950
    Patrick Adams, American record producer and songwriter
  • 1960
    Arye Gross, American actor
  • 1961
    Sam Bowie, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Miles Kane, British musician
  • 1987
    Rob Kardashian, American model and singer

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