March 21: Day of the Week
March 21, 2017 is the 80th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries 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.
March 21: This Day in History
March 21st is the common date of the March equinox (although astronomically the equinox is more likely to fall on March 20 in all but the most easterly longitudes). In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries. It is also the traditional first day of the astrological year.
March 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1152Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.
- 1871Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
- 1919The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
- 1933Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed.
- 1943Wehrmacht officer Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through. Von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion.
- 1945World War II: Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully complete their defense of the north bank of the Drava River as the Battle of Drava concludes.
- 1952Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1965Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
- 1990Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.
- 2002In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Who were born on March 21?
- 1904Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
- 1927Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German politician
- 1929Maurice Catarcio, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
- 1944Marie-Christine Barrault, French actress
- 1950Roger Hodgson, English musician (Supertramp)
- 1958Sabrina Le Beauf, American actress
- 1972Christopher Wallace, American Rapper also known as The Notorious B.I.G or Biggie Smalls (d. 1997)
- 1975Justin Pierce, British actor (d. 2000)
- 1976Tekin Sazlog, Turkish footballer
- 1980Lee Jin, South Korean actress
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