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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    Wehrmacht 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1963
    Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
  • 1989
    Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.

Who were born on March 21?

  • 1835
    Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)
  • 1904
    Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • 1923
    Philip Abbott, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1930
    James Coco, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1942
    Françoise Dorléac, French actress (d. 1967)
  • 1946
    Ray Dorset, English musician (Mungo Jerry)
  • 1958
    Gary Oldman, English actor
  • 1965
    Xavier Bertrand, French politician
  • 1970
    Shiho Niiyama, Japanese voice actress (d. 2000)
  • 1982
    Jocie Kok, Chinese-Singaporean singer

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