March 18: Day of the Week
March 18, 2021 is the 77th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1793The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
- 1871Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
- 1874Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
- 1913King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
- 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.
- 1974Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.
- 1992White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid.
- 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.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1395John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military leader (d. 1447)
- 1780Milos Obrenovic, Serbian noble and nationalist (d. 1860)
- 1882Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer (d. 1973)
- 1893Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
- 1901William H. Johnson, American artist (d. 1970)
- 1922Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights movement figure
- 1939Kenny Lynch, British entertainer
- 1955Jeff Stelling, English sports television presenter
- 1975Sutton Foster, American actress, singer, and dancer
- 1978Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
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