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Tuesday March 21, 2017

March 21: Day of the Week

March 21, 2017 was the 80th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 717
    Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
  • 1188
    Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan.
  • 1788
    A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
  • 1857
    An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000.
  • 1913
    Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1918
    World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
  • 1935
    Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans.'
  • 1965
    Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1989
    Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.
  • 2006
    Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Khalifa and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport riot causing $1M in damage.

Who were born on March 21?

  • 1768
    Joseph Fourier, French mathematician (d. 1830)
  • 1901
    Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
  • 1917
    Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist and politician (d. 1984)
  • 1918
    Patrick J. Lucey, American politician
  • 1944
    Hideki Ishima, Japanese guitarist (Flower Travellin' Band)
  • 1944
    Marie-Christine Barrault, French actress
  • 1960
    Robert Sweet, American drummer
  • 1962
    Mark Waid, American comic book writer
  • 1978
    Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d. 2007)
  • 1981
    Germano, Brazilian footballer

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