March 17: Day of the Week
March 17, 2021 was the 76th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 624Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr.
- 1861The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
- 1921The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
- 1941In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1945The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
- 1979The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
- 1985Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
- 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.
Who were born on March 17?
- 1628François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
- 1804Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881)
- 1866Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
- 1914Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008)
- 1933Myrlie Evers-Williams, American activist
- 1940Mark White, American politician
- 1945Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
- 1952Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
- 1964Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
- 1973Jerome Woods, American football player
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