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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.

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.
  • 1793
    The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
  • 1850
    American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
  • 1906
    Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
  • 1945
    World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
  • 1965
    Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • 1967
    The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
  • 1969
    The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.
  • 1996
    A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
  • 1997
    The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en-route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 on board and leading to the grounding of all An-24s.

Who were born on March 18?

  • 1603
    Simon Bradstreet, British colonial magistrate (d. 1693)
  • 1701
    Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)
  • 1780
    Milos Obrenovic, Serbian noble and nationalist (d. 1860)
  • 1893
    Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
  • 1922
    Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights movement figure
  • 1935
    Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician
  • 1962
    Brian Fisher, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Jan Bulis, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
  • 1984
    Rajeev Ram, American tennis player

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