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Thursday March 17, 2022

March 17: Day of the Week

March 17, 2022 was the 76th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 1337
    Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
  • 1776
    American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    A plane crash in Cebu, Philippines kills Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others.
  • 1970
    My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
  • 2000
    More 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.
  • 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?

  • 1781
    Ebenezer Elliott, British poet (d. 1849)
  • 1856
    Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1880
    Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • 1914
    Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008)
  • 1930
    James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)
  • 1936
    Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
  • 1956
    Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
  • 1958
    Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
  • 1969
    Mathew St. Patrick, American actor
  • 1978
    Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director

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