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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.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 141 BC
    Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
  • 1230
    Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
  • 1811
    Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Soviet military suppresses a mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization policy.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
  • 1989
    Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
  • 2010
    The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Who were born on March 9?

  • 1887
    Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (d. 1976)
  • 1890
    Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (d. 1986)
  • 1892
    Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (d. 1962)
  • 1923
    James L. Buckley, American politician
  • 1929
    Zillur Rahman, President of Bangladesh.
  • 1932
    Keely Smith, American singer
  • 1941
    Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (d. 1976)
  • 1945
    Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
  • 1948
    Emma Bonino, Italian politician
  • 1950
    Danny Sullivan, American race car driver

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