March 17: Day of the Week
March 17, 2019 was the 76th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1842The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
- 1860The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
- 1945The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
- 1947First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
- 1959Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
- 1966Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Ship DSV submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
- 1985Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
- 1988Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.
- 2004Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Niš are destroyed.
- 2008Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor.
Who were born on March 17?
- 1864Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930)
- 1944John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter
- 1947Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer and producer
- 1949Patrick Duffy, American actor
- 1958Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
- 1970Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor
- 1976Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
- 1979Samoa Joe, Samoan wrestler
- 1981Servet Çetin, Turkish footballer
- 1987Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby player
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