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Thursday March 9, 2017

March 9: Day of the Week

March 9, 2017 is the 68th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 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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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.
  • 1796
    Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
  • 1841
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
  • 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.
  • 1842
    The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1944
    The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians.
  • 1954
    McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
  • 1960
    Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
  • 1977
    The Hanafi Muslim Siege: In a thirty-nine hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.

Who were born on March 9?

  • 1213
    Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (d. 1271)
  • 1934
    Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space (d. 1968)
  • 1935
    Andrew Viterbi, American scientist and businessman
  • 1944
    Lee Irvine, South African cricketer
  • 1950
    Danny Sullivan, American race car driver
  • 1961
    Rick Steiner, American wrestler
  • 1966
    Michael Patrick MacDonald, American memorist
  • 1977
    Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Argentine supermodel
  • 1985
    Parthiv Patel, Indian cricket player
  • 1996
    Darsheel Safary, Indian actor

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