March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2020 is the 78th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1766American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
- 1793The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
- 1865American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
- 1906Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
- 1940World War II: Axis Powers – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.
- 1942The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
- 1948Soviet consultants leave Yugoslavia in the first sign of a Tito-Stalin split.
- 1962The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
- 2002U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
- 2003FBI agents raid the corporate headquarters of HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama on suspicion of massive corporate fraud led by the company’s top executives.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1609King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1670)
- 1844Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (d. 1908)
- 1926Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
- 1947Patrick Chesnais, French actor
- 1955Francis G. Slay, American politician
- 1957Wolfgang Schilling, German footballer
- 1962James McMurtry, American folk singer and songwriter
- 1964Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
- 1972Anja Möllenbeck, German discus thrower
- 1980Sebastien Frey, French footballer
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