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.
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)
- 1337Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
- 1805The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King.
- 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.
- 1950Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name “Californium”.
- 1957A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
- 1960U.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.
- 1966Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Ship DSV submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
- 1988A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
- 1992Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
Who were born on March 17?
- 1231Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242)
- 1883Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
- 1908Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
- 1936Patty Maloney, American actress
- 1947Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer and producer
- 1964Lee Dixon, English footballer
- 1964Rob Lowe, American actor
- 1970Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor
- 1974Mark Dolan, British TV show host
- 1987Ryan Parent, Canadian hockey player
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