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.
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)
- 1337Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.
- 1842The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
- 1861The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
- 1921The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
- 1950Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name “Californium”.
- 1969Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
- 1970My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
- 1985Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the “Night Stalker”, commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
- 1988A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
- 2003Secretary 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?
- 1777Patrick Bronte, Anglo-Irish writer, curate, and father of the Bronte sisters
- 1781Ebenezer Elliott, British poet (d. 1849)
- 1787Edmund Kean, English actor (d. 1833)
- 1897Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
- 1920Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
- 1938Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
- 1955Gary Sinise, American actor
- 1974Oliver Palotai, German keyboard player (Doro)
- 1981Aaron Baddeley, Australian golfer
- 1986Edin Džeko, Bosnian footballer
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