March 19: Day of the Week
March 19, 2017 is the 78th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
It’s uncommon for the March equinox to fall on this day. The last time it did was in 1796 and the next will be in 2044.
March 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1861The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
- 1921Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.
- 1941World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.
- 1962Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.
- 1966Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup.
- 1979The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.
- 1982Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
- 1990The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureş begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
- 2004A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the three crewmen are left in place, pending further investigations.
- 2008GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
Who were born on March 19?
- 1829Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
- 1909Louis Hayward, British actor (d. 1985)
- 1914Jay Berwanger, American football player (d. 2002)
- 1916Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
- 1948Vincent van der Bijl, South African cricketer
- 1971Nadja Auermann, German supermodel
- 1975Antonio Daniels, American basketball player
- 1979Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
- 1982Brad Jones, Australian footballer
- 1988Clayton Kershaw, American baseball player
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