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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 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)

  • 1842
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
  • 1860
    The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
  • 1945
    The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
  • 1947
    First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
  • 1959
    Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
  • 1966
    Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Ship DSV submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
  • 1985
    Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Niš are destroyed.
  • 2008
    Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor.

Who were born on March 17?

  • 1864
    Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930)
  • 1944
    John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter
  • 1947
    Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer and producer
  • 1949
    Patrick Duffy, American actor
  • 1958
    Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
  • 1970
    Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor
  • 1976
    Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979
    Samoa Joe, Samoan wrestler
  • 1981
    Servet Çetin, Turkish footballer
  • 1987
    Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby player

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