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Tuesday March 17, 2020

March 17: Day of the Week

March 17, 2020 is the 77th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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;
  • 1942
    Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
  • 1958
    The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Ship DSV submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
  • 1970
    My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
  • 1973
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
  • 1979
    The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
  • 1985
    Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
  • 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?

  • 1925
    Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • 1938
    Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
  • 1957
    Michael Kelly, American journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1962
    Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
  • 1963
    Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
  • 1967
    Barry Minkow, American criminal and fraudster
  • 1969
    Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (d. 2010)
  • 1975
    Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)
  • 1976
    Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
  • 1981
    Kyle Korver, American basketball player

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