March 17: Day of the Week
March 17, 2020 was the 77th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 45 BCIn his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
- 1939Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins,
- 1942Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
- 1958The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
- 1959Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
- 1966Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Ship DSV submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
- 1969Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
- 1970My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
- 1988A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
- 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?
- 1628François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
- 1916Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
- 1919Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
- 1938Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, Northern Irish clergyman
- 1947Jan Andersson, Swedish politician
- 1951Scott Gorham, American musician (Thin Lizzy)
- 1953Chuck Muncie, American football running back
- 1955Gary Sinise, American actor
- 1976Scott Downs, American baseball player
- 1983Raul Meireles, Portuguese footballer
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