March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2019 is the 77th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1241Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.
- 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.
- 1766American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
- 1906Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
- 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.
- 1921The second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union.
- 1938Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
- 1968Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
- 1971In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1555François, Duke of Anjou (d. 1584)
- 1782John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)
- 1941Wilson Pickett, American singer (d. 2006)
- 1944Dick Smith, Australian entrepreneur and adventurer
- 1951Ben Cohen, American ice cream maker
- 1956Rick Martel, Canadian wrestler
- 1963Jeff LaBar, American guitarist
- 1964Bonnie Blair, American speed skater
- 1975Brian Griese, American football player
- 1981Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
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