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Sunday March 19, 2017

March 19: Day of the Week

March 19, 2017 was the 78th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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.

It’s uncommon for the March equinox to fall on this day. The last time it did was in 1796 and the next will be in 2044.

March 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 1885
    Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
  • 1916
    Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history.
  • 1931
    Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
  • 1943
    Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.
  • 1944
    World War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.
  • 1945
    World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his “Nero Decree” ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.
  • 1945
    World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
  • 1989
    The Egyptian Flag is raised on Taba, Egypt announcing the end of the Israeli occupation after the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and the peace negotiations in 1979.
  • 2002
    Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
  • 2008
    GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.

Who were born on March 19?

  • 1721
    Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (d. 1771)
  • 1860
    William Jennings Bryan, American statesman (d. 1925)
  • 1892
    James Van Fleet, American military officer (d. 1992)
  • 1915
    Robert G. Cole, American World War II soldier and Medal of Honor winner (d. 1944)
  • 1924
    Joe Gaetjens, Haitian-American footballer (d. c. 1964)
  • 1933
    Philip Roth, American author
  • 1946
    Paul Atkinson, English guitarist (The Zombies) (d. 2004)
  • 1954
    Jill Abramson, American journalist
  • 1959
    Terry Hall, British singer
  • 1960
    Simo Aalto, Finnish magician

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