March 20: Day of the Week
March 20, 2017 was the 79th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1600The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.
- 1848Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
- 1852Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.
- 1922The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
- 1923The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso’s first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
- 1933Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida’s electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1942World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”.
- 1964The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
- 1985Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
- 20032003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1737Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (d. 1809)
- 1836Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (d. 1886)
- 1905Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
- 1933Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
- 1934Willie Brown, American politician
- 1950William Hurt, American actor
- 1963Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)
- 1968Liza Snyder, American actress
- 1979Fiona Wade, British actress
- 1987Patrick Boyle, Scottish footballer
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