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.
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)
- 1841The U.S. Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
- 1842The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
- 1862American 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.
- 1910The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
- 1944World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
- 1946Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured
- 1961Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
- 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.
- 1990Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
- 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.
Who were born on March 9?
- 1627John Bowne, English-born American Quaker (d. 1695)
- 1904Paul Klipsch, American engineer (d. 2002)
- 1923Nicola Zaccaria, Greek opera singer (bass) (d. 2007)
- 1951Zakir Hussain, Tabla player and Musician
- 1956Mark Dantonio, American football coach
- 1957Mark Mancina, American composer
- 1961Mike Leach, American football coach
- 1962Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
- 1972Jean Louisa Kelly, American actress
- 1972Kerr Smith, American actor
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