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.
- 1834Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
- 1874Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
- 1906Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
- 1922In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
- 1937The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 km outside Milan.
- 1959President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
- 1965Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
- 1967The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
- 1970Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1603Simon Bradstreet, British colonial magistrate (d. 1693)
- 1877Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
- 1904Margaret Tucker, Australian indigenous-rights activist (d. 1996)
- 1928Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
- 1945Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress
- 1955Francis G. Slay, American politician
- 1964Paul Elliott, English footballer
- 1969Andy Cutting, English folk musician and composer
- 1978Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player
- 1983Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player
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