March 17: Day of the Week
March 17, 2018 was the 76th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 289 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 180Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
- 1842The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is formed;
- 1860The First Taranaki War begins in Taranaki, New Zealand, a major phase of the New Zealand land wars.
- 1861The Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) is proclaimed.
- 1939Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins,
- 1947First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
- 1959Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
- 1988Eritrean 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.
- 2000More 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.
- 2004Unrest 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?
- 1777Roger Brooke Taney, 5th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1864)
- 1908Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
- 1939Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
- 1941Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
- 1973Jerome Woods, American football player
- 1974Marisa Coughlan, American actress
- 1974Mark Dolan, British TV show host
- 1976Scott Downs, American baseball player
- 1978Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director
- 1979Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
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