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Thursday March 23, 2017

March 23: Day of the Week

March 23, 2017 was the 82nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries 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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1801
    Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael’s Castle.
  • 1848
    The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
  • 1889
    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
  • 1931
    Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.
  • 1935
    Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
  • 1962
    Ship NS, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative.
  • 1989
    Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
  • 1994
    At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
  • 2001
    The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
  • 2005
    Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1895
    Dane Rudhyar, French-US author, composer, astrologer (d. 1985)
  • 1907
    Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1992)
  • 1921
    Donald Campbell, British car and motorboat racer (d. 1967)
  • 1942
    Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • 1951
    Ron Jaworski, American football player and analyst
  • 1960
    Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • 1965
    Sarah G. Buxton, American actress
  • 1968
    Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, the Bad & the Queen)
  • 1972
    Judith Godrèche, French actress and author
  • 1976
    Chris Hoy, British track cyclist

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