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Wednesday March 22, 2017

March 22: Day of the Week

March 22, 2017 was the 81st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

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March 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1739
    Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
  • 1888
    In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
  • 1906
    First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1982
    NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
  • 1992
    USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after liftoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
  • 1997
    The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
  • 2009
    Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1212
    Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
  • 1599
    Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter (d. 1641)
  • 1880
    Ernie Quigley, Canadian-born American sports official (d. 1960)
  • 1920
    Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1924
    Allen Neuharth, American businessman
  • 1941
    Billy Collins, American poet
  • 1959
    Matthew Modine, American actor
  • 1967
    Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
  • 1974
    Kidada Jones, American actress
  • 1985
    Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer

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