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Wednesday March 8, 2017

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2017 was the 67th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 298 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

Pisces 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 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1010
    Ferdowsi completes his Shāhnāmeh.
  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 1722
    The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at The Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.
  • 1777
    Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The iron-clad Ship CSS (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • 1917
    International Women’s Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (so named because it was February on the Julian calendar).
  • 1920
    The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
  • 1936
    Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
  • 1949
    Mildred Gillars (“Axis Sally”) is condemned to prison for treason

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1921
    Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1922
    Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and manga artist
  • 1936
    Gábor Szabó, Hungarian guitarist (d. 1982)
  • 1939
    Lidia Skoblikova, Russian skater
  • 1958
    Gary Numan, British singer
  • 1960
    Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • 1968
    Ellen Forney, American cartoonist
  • 1968
    Michael Bartels, German race car driver
  • 1981
    Joost Posthuma, Dutch professional cyclist
  • 1985
    Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer

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