What happened this day in history March 9, 1997

What are the important events that happened on March 9, 1997? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 9, 1997: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 9, 1997 is the 68th day of the year 1997 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 24, 1997 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 857,865,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $62.01. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Ox is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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March 9, 1997 Historical Events

  • 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 died on March 9, 1997?

  • 1997
    Christopher Wallace, American rapper (b. 1972)
  • 1997
    Jean-Dominique Bauby, French Journalist & Author (b.1952), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • 1997
    Terry Nation, Welsh novelist and screenwriter, creator of the Daleks (b.1930)

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