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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 180Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
- 1776American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
- 1780American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday “as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence”.
- 1861The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
- 1921The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
- 1948Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
- 1969Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
- 2000More 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.
- 2004Unrest 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.
- 2008Governor 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?
- 1866Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
- 1902Bobby Jones, American golfer (d. 1971)
- 1938Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007)
- 1951Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
- 1959Danny Ainge, American basketball player and coach
- 1964Lee Dixon, English footballer
- 1969Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (d. 2010)
- 1971Bill Mueller, American baseball player
- 1974Marisa Coughlan, American actress
- 1975Mason Jennings, American folksinger
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