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Sunday March 17, 2019

March 17: Day of the Week

March 17, 2019 is the 76th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 180
    Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
  • 624
    Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr.
  • 1337
    Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
  • 1945
    The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
  • 1947
    First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
  • 1979
    The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
  • 1992
    Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
  • 2000
    More than 800 members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in what is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.

Who were born on March 17?

  • 1846
    Kate Greenaway, English children’s author and illustrator (d. 1901)
  • 1870
    Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
  • 1884
    Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
  • 1892
    Benjamin Drake Van Wissen, Australian Engineer (d. 1984)
  • 1907
    Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991)
  • 1939
    Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1948
    Alex MacDonald, Scottish footballer and football manager
  • 1952
    Barry Horne, Animal rights activist (d. 2001)
  • 1959
    Paul Black, American rock singer
  • 1972
    Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)

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