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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1776American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
- 1861The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
- 1945The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
- 1950Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name “Californium”.
- 1966Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Ship DSV submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
- 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.
- 1992A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
- 1992Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
- 2003Secretary 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?
- 1880Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
- 1900Alfred Newman, American film composer (d. 1970)
- 1951Craig Ramsay, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1959Christian Clemenson, American actor
- 1964Rob Lowe, American actor
- 1967Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
- 1973Vance Wilson, American baseball player
- 1974Mark Dolan, British TV show host
- 1980Danny Califf, American soccer player
- 1986Olesya Rulin, Russian actress
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