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Wednesday March 17, 2021

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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 180
    Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
  • 624
    Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr.
  • 1337
    Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
  • 1941
    In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1947
    First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
  • 1948
    Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
  • 1970
    My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
  • 1979
    The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
  • 1992
    Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
  • 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?

  • 1931
    David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1938
    Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
  • 1957
    Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1961
    Casey Siemaszko, American actor
  • 1967
    Barry Minkow, American criminal and fraudster
  • 1973
    Jerome Woods, American football player
  • 1973
    Rico Blanco, Filipino singer (Rivermaya)
  • 1978
    Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director
  • 1979
    Sharman Joshi, Indian actor
  • 1979
    Stormy Daniels, American pornographic actress

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