On This Day: March 17th
This is 76th day of the year and 289 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—10 Adar II 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 11th day of the 2nd month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
1777–1864, American jurist, fifth Chief Justice of the United States (1836–64), b. Calvert co., Md., grad. Dickinson College, 1795.
Rudolf Nureyevballet dancer
Nat "King" Colesinger
James Bridgermountain man
Bayard Rustincivil rights activist
Kate Greenawayillustrator and watercolorist
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.