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Wednesday March 17, 2021

March 17: Day of the Week

March 17, 2021 is the 76th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1939
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins,
  • 1942
    Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
  • 1947
    First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
  • 1973
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.
  • 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
    Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 17?

  • 1676
    Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
  • 1747
    Johannes Jährig, German linguist (d. 1795)
  • 1846
    Kate Greenaway, English children’s author and illustrator (d. 1901)
  • 1937
    Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (d. 2008)
  • 1938
    Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    Mark White, American politician
  • 1964
    Lee Dixon, English footballer
  • 1971
    Bill Mueller, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Stormy Daniels, American pornographic actress
  • 1987
    Ryan Parent, Canadian hockey player

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