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Monday March 9, 2020

March 9: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1500
    The fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
  • 1796
    Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
  • 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.
  • 1896
    Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
  • 1944
    The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1285
    Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)
  • 1918
    Mickey Spillane, American writer (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Gerald Bull, Canadian artillery designer (d. 1990)
  • 1930
    Ornette Coleman, American musician
  • 1945
    Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
  • 1948
    Jeffrey Osborne, American singer
  • 1956
    David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science (Conservative)
  • 1968
    Brian Heidik, American reality-show contestant
  • 1975
    Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • 1985
    Parthiv Patel, Indian cricket player

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