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Saturday March 18, 2017

March 18: Day of the Week

March 18, 2017 is the 77th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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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.

If the Gregorian calendar is not reformed, the March equinox will fall on this day for the first time in AD 4092.

March 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1766
    American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
  • 1874
    Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • 1906
    Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
  • 1922
    In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
  • 1938
    Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
  • 1959
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
  • 1970
    Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
  • 1971
    In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
  • 1996
    A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
  • 2002
    U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.

Who were born on March 18?

  • 1603
    Simon Bradstreet, British colonial magistrate (d. 1693)
  • 1904
    Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
  • 1913
    René Clément, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1932
    John Updike, American author (d. 2009)
  • 1938
    Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1942
    Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • 1950
    Rod Milburn, American athlete (d. 1997)
  • 1960
    James Plaskett, British professional chess player
  • 1982
    Chad Cordero, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Rajeev Ram, American tennis player

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