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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 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)

  • 1009
    First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
  • 1566
    David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 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.
  • 1896
    Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
  • 1925
    Pink’s War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
  • 1944
    The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians.
  • 1945
    The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
  • 1954
    McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
  • 1989
    Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.

Who were born on March 9?

  • 1945
    Dennis Rader, American serial killer
  • 1949
    Jamie Lyn Bauer, American actress
  • 1949
    Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer
  • 1958
    Linda Fiorentino, American actress
  • 1965
    Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1965
    Brian Bosworth, American football player
  • 1966
    Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
  • 1969
    Rob Dukes, American musician (Exodus)
  • 1976
    Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, Venezuelan human rights activist
  • 1977
    Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Argentine supermodel

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