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Monday March 9, 2020

March 9: Day of the Week

March 9, 2020 was the 69th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 297 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 141 BC
    Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
  • 1230
    Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
  • 1842
    Giuseppe Verdi’s third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy’s foremost opera writers.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The USS Monitor and Ship CSS fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
  • 1954
    McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
  • 1961
    Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
  • 1977
    The Hanafi Muslim Siege: In a thirty-nine hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
  • 1989
    Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
  • 1990
    Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.

Who were born on March 9?

  • 1814
    Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (d. 1861)
  • 1936
    Mickey Gilley, American musician and singer
  • 1943
    Charles Gibson, American television journalist
  • 1950
    Doug Ault, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1951
    Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
  • 1968
    Brian Heidik, American reality-show contestant
  • 1970
    David Guido Pietroni, Italian director and producer
  • 1973
    Aaron Boone, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Roy Makaay, Dutch footballer
  • 1989
    Taeyeon (Kim Tae-yeon), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)

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