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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
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)
- 37The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’s will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
- 1314Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
- 1871Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
- 1925The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people.
- 1937Spanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces defeat the Italians at the Battle of Guadalajara.
- 1942The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
- 1968Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
- 1989In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
- 1996A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
- 2003In the House of Commons, British MPs vote in favour of military intervention in Iraq by 412 votes to 149.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1496Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England; wife of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
- 1590Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
- 1634Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (d. 1693)
- 1913Werner Mölders, German WWII fighter pilot (d. 1941)
- 1931John Fraser, Scottish actor
- 1947Heather Ryan, American model
- 1967Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush)
- 1972Anja Möllenbeck, German discus thrower
- 1981Kasib Powell, American basketball player
- 1987Mauro Zárate, Argentinian footballer
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