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Tuesday March 21, 2017

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1871
    Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
  • 1919
    The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
  • 1925
    Syngman Rhee is removed from office after being impeached as the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • 1928
    Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1964
    In Copenhagen, Denmark, Gigliola Cinquetti wins the ninth Eurovision Song Contest for Italy singing “Non ho l'età” (“I'm not old enough”).
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
  • 1980
    US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
  • 1989
    Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.

Who were born on March 21?

  • 1906
    Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman (d. 1967)
  • 1910
    Julio Gallo, American vintner (d. 1993)
  • 1918
    Patrick J. Lucey, American politician
  • 1935
    Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager (d. 2004)
  • 1960
    Benito de Leon, Filipino military officer
  • 1963
    Shawn Lane, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1973
    Stuart Nethercott, English footballer
  • 1978
    Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d. 2007)
  • 1978
    Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978
    Kevin Federline, American dancer; ex-husband of Britney Spears

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