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.
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)
- 1766American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
- 1874Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
- 1906Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
- 1922In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
- 1938Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
- 1959President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
- 1970Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
- 1971In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
- 1996A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
- 2002U.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?
- 1603Simon Bradstreet, British colonial magistrate (d. 1693)
- 1904Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
- 1913René Clément, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- 1932John Updike, American author (d. 2009)
- 1938Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor
- 1942Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
- 1950Rod Milburn, American athlete (d. 1997)
- 1960James Plaskett, British professional chess player
- 1982Chad Cordero, American baseball player
- 1984Rajeev Ram, American tennis player
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