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Thursday March 9, 2017

March 9: Day of the Week

March 9, 2017 was the 68th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 297 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1841
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1946
    Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured
  • 1956
    Soviet military suppresses a mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization policy.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Who were born on March 9?

  • 1737
    Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer (d. 1781)
  • 1900
    Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (d. 1948)
  • 1902
    Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1934
    Joyce Van Patten, American actress
  • 1943
    Bobby Fischer, American chess player (d. 2008)
  • 1945
    Dennis Rader, American serial killer
  • 1961
    Darrell Walker, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Rob Dukes, American musician (Exodus)
  • 1970
    Shannon Leto, American drummer and actor (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1989
    Taeyeon (Kim Tae-yeon), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)

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