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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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
  • 1954
    McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
  • 1957
    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
  • 1961
    Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
  • 1976
    Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
  • 1991
    Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade.

Who were born on March 9?

  • 1806
    Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)
  • 1943
    Bobby Fischer, American chess player (d. 2008)
  • 1956
    David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science (Conservative)
  • 1964
    Juliette Binoche, French actress
  • 1970
    Shannon Leto, American drummer and actor (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1972
    Spencer Howson, Australian broadcaster
  • 1981
    Antonio Bryant, American football player
  • 1983
    Wayne Simien, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Jesse Litsch, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Bow Wow, American rapper and actor

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