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Sunday March 17, 2019

March 17: Day of the Week

March 17, 2019 was the 76th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1337
    Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
  • 1842
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
  • 1861
    The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
  • 1921
    The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
  • 1950
    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name “Californium”.
  • 1969
    Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
  • 1970
    My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
  • 1985
    Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
  • 1988
    A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
  • 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?

  • 1777
    Patrick Bronte, Anglo-Irish writer, curate, and father of the Bronte sisters
  • 1781
    Ebenezer Elliott, British poet (d. 1849)
  • 1787
    Edmund Kean, English actor (d. 1833)
  • 1897
    Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
  • 1920
    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
  • 1938
    Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
  • 1955
    Gary Sinise, American actor
  • 1974
    Oliver Palotai, German keyboard player (Doro)
  • 1981
    Aaron Baddeley, Australian golfer
  • 1986
    Edin Džeko, Bosnian footballer

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