Sunday March 17, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

March 17: Day of the Week

March 17, 2024 was the 77th day of the year 2024 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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.

March 17 Historical Event(s)

45 BC
In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
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.
1921
The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
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.
1950
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name “Californium”.
1959
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
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.
2004
Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Niš are destroyed.

Who were born on March 17?

1864
Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930)
1872
Konstantinos Skarlatos, Greek Olympic shooter (d. 1969)
1877
Otto Gross, Austrian psychoanalyst (d. 1920)
1911
Vello Kaaristo, Estonian cross-country skier (d. 1965)
1914
Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008)
1936
Patty Maloney, American actress
1945
Michael Hayden, American Air Force General, CIA director
1966
Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
1973
Jerome Woods, American football player
1987
Bobby Ryan, American ice hockey player

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