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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1010
    Ferdowsi completes his Shāhnāmeh.
  • 1126
    Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
  • 1777
    Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
  • 1921
    Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The Battle of Guadalajara begins.
  • 1957
    Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
  • 1957
    The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th & 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia.
  • 1966
    A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin.
  • 1983
    President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an “evil empire”.
  • 2004
    A new constitution is signed by Iraq’s Governing Council.

Who were born on March 8?

  • 1799
    Simon Cameron, 26th U.S. Secretary of War (d. 1889)
  • 1922
    Yevgeny Matveyev, Russian actor and film director (d. 2003)
  • 1933
    Luca Ronconi, Italian theater and opera director
  • 1937
    Richard Farina, American folksinger (d. 1966)
  • 1938
    Bruno Pizzul, Italian sports journalist
  • 1940
    Susan Clark, Canadian actress
  • 1944
    Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1944
    Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1976
    Freddie Prinze Jr., American actor
  • 1981
    Timothy Jordan II, American musician (The All American Rejects, Jonezetta) (d. 2005)

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