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Sunday March 17, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1337
    Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
  • 1805
    The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King.
  • 1842
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
  • 1860
    The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
  • 1950
    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name “Californium”.
  • 1957
    A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
  • 1960
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
  • 1966
    Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Ship DSV submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
  • 1988
    A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
  • 1992
    Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.

Who were born on March 17?

  • 1231
    Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242)
  • 1883
    Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • 1908
    Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
  • 1936
    Patty Maloney, American actress
  • 1947
    Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer and producer
  • 1964
    Lee Dixon, English footballer
  • 1964
    Rob Lowe, American actor
  • 1970
    Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor
  • 1974
    Mark Dolan, British TV show host
  • 1987
    Ryan Parent, Canadian hockey player

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