March 19: Day of the Week
March 19, 2017 was the 78th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1918The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
- 1920The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
- 1921Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
- 1946French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.
- 1954Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.
- 2002Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
- 2003United States President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq.
- 20043-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20.
- 2008GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
Who were born on March 19?
- 1434Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1443)
- 1684Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (d. 1766)
- 1739Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)
- 1915Robert G. Cole, American World War II soldier and Medal of Honor winner (d. 1944)
- 1920Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (d. 2002)
- 1945Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor
- 1953Ricky Wilson, American musician (The B-52's) (d. 1985)
- 1956Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician and economist.
- 1968Mots'eoa Senyane, Lesotho diplomat
- 1975Vivian Hsu, Taiwanese singer, actress and model
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