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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 141 BCLiu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
- 1276Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
- 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.
- 1956Soviet military suppresses a mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization policy.
- 1957A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
- 1967Trans 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.
- 1976Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
- 1989Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
- 2010The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
Who were born on March 9?
- 1902Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
- 1904Paul Klipsch, American engineer (d. 2002)
- 1931Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
- 1934Joyce Van Patten, American actress
- 1943Charles Gibson, American television journalist
- 1945Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
- 1966Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
- 1971Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
- 1972Kerr Smith, American actor
- 1976Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, Venezuelan human rights activist
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