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)
- 141 BCLiu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
- 1230Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
- 1842Giuseppe Verdi’s third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy’s foremost opera writers.
- 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.
- 1954McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
- 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.
- 1989Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
- 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?
- 1814Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (d. 1861)
- 1936Mickey Gilley, American musician and singer
- 1943Charles Gibson, American television journalist
- 1950Doug Ault, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- 1951Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
- 1968Brian Heidik, American reality-show contestant
- 1970David Guido Pietroni, Italian director and producer
- 1973Aaron Boone, American baseball player
- 1975Roy Makaay, Dutch footballer
- 1989Taeyeon (Kim Tae-yeon), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
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