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Thursday March 9, 2017

March 9: Day of the Week

March 9, 2017 was the 68th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 297 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1500
    The fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
  • 1842
    Giuseppe Verdi’s third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy’s foremost opera writers.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The USS Monitor and Ship CSS fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
  • 1896
    Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
  • 1910
    The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
  • 1925
    Pink’s War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
  • 1945
    The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
  • 1956
    Soviet military suppresses a mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization policy.
  • 1959
    The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
  • 1961
    Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.

Who were born on March 9?

  • 1454
    Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer and cartographer (d. 1512)
  • 1627
    John Bowne, English-born American Quaker (d. 1695)
  • 1833
    Frederick A. Schroeder, industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)
  • 1956
    Mark Dantonio, American football coach
  • 1971
    C-Murder, American rapper
  • 1971
    Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
  • 1975
    Didiayer Snyder, Australian television personality
  • 1976
    Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host
  • 1984
    Abdoulay Konko, French footballer
  • 1984
    Julia Mancuso, American skier

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