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Saturday March 18, 2017

March 18: Day of the Week

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

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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.

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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)

  • 1241
    Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.
  • 1608
    Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1766
    American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
  • 1850
    American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
  • 1874
    Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • 1940
    World War II: Axis Powers – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.
  • 1945
    World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
  • 1967
    The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
  • 1992
    White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid.
  • 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?

  • 1814
    Jacob Bunn, American industrialist and financier (d. 1897)
  • 1925
    James Pickles, English jurist and columnist (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    George Plimpton, American writer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    Fidel V. Ramos, Philippine politician
  • 1930
    Pat Halcox, British musician
  • 1944
    Dick Smith, Australian entrepreneur and adventurer
  • 1964
    Alex Caffi, Italian racecar driver
  • 1965
    Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • 1977
    Danny Murphy, English footballer
  • 1991
    Constantinos Hilas, Greek director and actor

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