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Monday March 20, 2017

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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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)

  • 235
    Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.
  • 1602
    The Dutch East India Company is established.
  • 1914
    In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
  • 1916
    Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
  • 1942
    World 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”.
  • 1964
    The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
  • 1980
    The Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast.
  • 1990
    Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
  • 2006
    Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.
  • 2006
    Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1856
    Sir John Lavery, Irish artist (d. 1941)
  • 1874
    Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • 1903
    Edgar Buchanan, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1943
    Paul Junger Witt, American TV producer
  • 1945
    Pat Riley, American basketball player and coach
  • 1957
    David Foster, Australian woodchopper
  • 1961
    Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1965
    William Dalrymple, Writer and Historian
  • 1979
    Molly Jenson, American musician
  • 1986
    Ruby Rose Langenheim, Australian VJ

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