March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2019 was the 77th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 37The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’s will and proclaims Caligula 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.
- 1922In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
- 1944The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
- 1980At Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, 50 people are killed by an explosion of a Vostok-2M rocket on its launch pad during a fueling operation.
- 1990In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1992White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid.
- 1994Bosnia’s Bosniaks and Croats sign the Washington Agreement, ending warring between the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 2003In the House of Commons, British MPs vote in favour of military intervention in Iraq by 412 votes to 149.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1634Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (d. 1693)
- 1840William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
- 1848Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1939)
- 1904Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
- 1942Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
- 1948Guy Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1956Rick Martel, Canadian wrestler
- 1960James Plaskett, British professional chess player
- 1961Grant Hart, American musician (Hüsker Dü)
- 1971Mariaan de Swardt, South African tennis player
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