March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2020 was the 78th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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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If the Gregorian calendar is not reformed, the March equinox will fall on this day for the first time in AD 4092.
March 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1438Albert II of Habsburg becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1673John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.
- 1850American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
- 1915World War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.
- 1942The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
- 1944The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
- 1959President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
- 1967The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
- 1989In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
- 2003British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1780Milos Obrenovic, Serbian noble and nationalist (d. 1860)
- 1848Nathanael Herreshoff, American naval architect (d. 1938)
- 1884Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)
- 1904Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
- 1931John Fraser, Scottish actor
- 1956Ingemar Stenmark, Swedish skier
- 1977Terrmel Sledge, American baseball player
- 1978Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
- 1982Chad Cordero, American baseball player
- 1984Rajeev Ram, American tennis player
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