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Tuesday March 9, 2021

March 9: Day of the Week

March 9, 2021 was the 68th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 297 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1230
    Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
  • 1566
    David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1765
    After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
  • 1959
    The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
  • 1967
    Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Who were born on March 9?

  • 1902
    Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1915
    Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Nicola Zaccaria, Greek opera singer (bass) (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Keely Smith, American singer
  • 1933
    Lloyd Price, American singer
  • 1934
    Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space (d. 1968)
  • 1958
    Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer
  • 1966
    Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
  • 1968
    Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer
  • 1989
    Taeyeon (Kim Tae-yeon), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)

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