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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 624
    Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr.
  • 1861
    The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
  • 1921
    The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
  • 1941
    In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1945
    The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.
  • 1992
    A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
  • 1992
    Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.

Who were born on March 17?

  • 1628
    François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
  • 1804
    Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881)
  • 1866
    Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
  • 1914
    Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008)
  • 1933
    Myrlie Evers-Williams, American activist
  • 1940
    Mark White, American politician
  • 1945
    Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
  • 1952
    Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • 1964
    Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1973
    Jerome Woods, American football player

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