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Friday March 9, 2018

March 9: Day of the Week

March 9, 2018 was the 68th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 297 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 141 BC
    Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
  • 1009
    First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
  • 1842
    Giuseppe Verdi’s third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy’s foremost opera writers.
  • 1842
    The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1944
    The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians.
  • 1945
    The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1814
    Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (d. 1861)
  • 1825
    Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer (d. 1890)
  • 1929
    Zillur Rahman, President of Bangladesh.
  • 1935
    Andrew Viterbi, American scientist and businessman
  • 1950
    Danny Sullivan, American race car driver
  • 1961
    Rick Steiner, American wrestler
  • 1963
    David Pogue, Technology columnist and musician
  • 1964
    Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
  • 1973
    Aaron Boone, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Julia Mancuso, American skier

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