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Wednesday March 8, 2017

March 8: Day of the Week

March 8, 2017 is the 67th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 298 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

March 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 1618
    Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
  • 1655
    John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England’s North American colonies.
  • 1702
    Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • 1916
    World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
  • 1957
    Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 1974
    Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
  • 1979
    Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
  • 1985
    A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1566
    Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (d. 1613)
  • 1814
    Ede Szigligeti, Hungarian dramatist (d. 1878)
  • 1822
    Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish inventor (d. 1882)
  • 1916
    John W. Seybold, American businessman, father of computer typesetting (d. 2004)
  • 1941
    Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • 1944
    Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1961
    Camryn Manheim, American actress
  • 1970
    Jason Elam, American football player
  • 1975
    Fardeen Khan, Indian actor
  • 1992
    Charlie Ray, American actress

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