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Monday March 20, 2017

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2017 is the 79th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

March 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1602
    The Dutch East India Company is established.
  • 1616
    Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
  • 1815
    After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his “Hundred Days” rule.
  • 1848
    Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
  • 1852
    Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.
  • 1883
    The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is signed.
  • 1888
    The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 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”.
  • 1951
    Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
  • 2005
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1725
    Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
  • 1836
    Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (d. 1919)
  • 1870
    Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (d. 1964)
  • 1945
    Pat Riley, American basketball player and coach
  • 1954
    Louis Sachar, American author
  • 1957
    Theresa Russell, American actress
  • 1958
    Stephen Sommers, American film director
  • 1963
    David Thewlis, British actor
  • 1969
    Jean Labonté, Canadian sledge hockey player
  • 1987
    Daniel Maa Boumsong, Cameroonian football player

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