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

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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)

  • 1879
    War of the Pacific: The Battle of Topáter, the first battle of the war is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru.
  • 1919
    In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
  • 1940
    The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
  • 1956
    Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)
  • 1962
    Ship NS, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative.
  • 1978
    The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
  • 1982
    Guatemala’s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.
  • 1983
    Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
  • 1996
    Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1645
    William “Captain” Kidd, Scottish sailor (d. 1701)
  • 1933
    Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist
  • 1948
    David Olney, American musician
  • 1949
    Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)
  • 1953
    Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1965
    Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
  • 1968
    Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • 1971
    Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
  • 1979
    Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player

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