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Tuesday March 17, 2020

March 17: Day of the Week

March 17, 2020 was the 77th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 45 BC
    In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
  • 180
    Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
  • 1776
    American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
  • 1842
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
  • 1861
    The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
  • 1950
    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name “Californium”.
  • 1985
    Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
  • 1988
    Eritrean 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.
  • 1992
    Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
  • 2003
    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Robin Cook, resigns from the British Cabinet in disagreement with government plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Who were born on March 17?

  • 1777
    Roger Brooke Taney, 5th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1864)
  • 1862
    Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
  • 1907
    Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991)
  • 1955
    Cynthia McKinney, American politician, Presidential candidate
  • 1964
    Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1969
    Patricia Ford, American model
  • 1971
    Bill Mueller, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Marisa Coughlan, American actress
  • 1975
    Natalie Zea, American actress
  • 1982
    Steven Pienaar, South African footballer

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