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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.
  • 1891
    SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
  • 1948
    Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.
  • 1959
    Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
  • 1960
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires: Suicide car bomb attack kills 29 and injures 242.
  • 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?

  • 1884
    Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
  • 1907
    Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991)
  • 1919
    Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
  • 1938
    Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
  • 1941
    Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
  • 1957
    Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1959
    Paul Black, American rock singer
  • 1964
    Lee Dixon, English footballer
  • 1975
    Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)
  • 1981
    Kyle Korver, American basketball player

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