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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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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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)

  • 1687
    Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
  • 1812
    The Cádiz Cortes promulgates the Spanish Constitution of 1812.
  • 1863
    The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.
  • 1885
    Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
  • 1895
    Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
  • 1916
    Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history.
  • 1921
    Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureş begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
  • 2003
    United States President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq.

Who were born on March 19?

  • 1721
    Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (d. 1771)
  • 1749
    Princess Louisa of Great Britain (d. 1768)
  • 1894
    Moms Mabley, American comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1937
    Clarence “Frogman” Henry, American musician
  • 1947
    Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
  • 1949
    Valery Leontiev, Russian pop singer
  • 1952
    Wolfgang Ambros, Austrian singer-songwriter
  • 1967
    Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Connor Trinneer, American actor
  • 1971
    Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor

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