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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 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
  • 1945
    The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
  • 1950
    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name “Californium”.
  • 1966
    Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Ship DSV submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
  • 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
    A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
  • 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?

  • 1880
    Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • 1900
    Alfred Newman, American film composer (d. 1970)
  • 1951
    Craig Ramsay, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1959
    Christian Clemenson, American actor
  • 1964
    Rob Lowe, American actor
  • 1967
    Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1973
    Vance Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Mark Dolan, British TV show host
  • 1980
    Danny Califf, American soccer player
  • 1986
    Olesya Rulin, Russian actress

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