March 9: Day of the Week
March 9, 2019 was the 68th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 297 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1009First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
- 1276Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
- 1765After 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.
- 1796Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
- 1925Pink’s War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
- 1945The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
- 1976Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
- 1977The Hanafi Muslim Siege: In a thirty-nine hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
- 1997Comet 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.
- 2010The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
Who were born on March 9?
- 1627John Bowne, English-born American Quaker (d. 1695)
- 1825Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer (d. 1890)
- 1894Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)
- 1949Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer
- 1958Linda Fiorentino, American actress
- 1961Mike Leach, American football coach
- 1961Rick Steiner, American wrestler
- 1963David Pogue, Technology columnist and musician
- 1977Radek Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player
- 1984Abdoulay Konko, French footballer
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