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Thursday March 23, 2017

March 23: Day of the Week

March 23, 2017 is the 82nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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.

March 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1821
    Greek War of Independence: Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.
  • 1848
    The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
  • 1905
    Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete’s union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.
  • 1909
    Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
  • 1919
    In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
  • 1939
    The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spišská Nová Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak–Hungarian War.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
  • 1983
    Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
  • 1989
    Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
  • 1994
    Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot’s fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1831
    Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • 1920
    Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1921
    Donald Campbell, British car and motorboat racer (d. 1967)
  • 1943
    Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
  • 1961
    Steve Holmes, Romanian/German pornographic actor
  • 1966
    Marin Hinkle, American actress
  • 1968
    Michael Atherton, English cricketer
  • 1971
    Alexander Selivanov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Andrea Musacco, Italian footballer
  • 1982
    José Raúl Contreras, Chilean footballer

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