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)
- 1871Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
- 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.
- 1922In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
- 1937The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.
- 1937The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 km outside Milan.
- 1953An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
- 1959President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
- 1962The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
- 1997The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en-route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 on board and leading to the grounding of all An-24s.
Who were born on March 18?
- 1780Milos Obrenovic, Serbian noble and nationalist (d. 1860)
- 1922Egon Bahr, German politician
- 1947Heather Ryan, American model
- 1950Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
- 1955Francis G. Slay, American politician
- 1957Wolfgang Schilling, German footballer
- 1960Richard Biggs, American actor (d. 2004)
- 1970Queen Latifah, American singer and actress
- 1972Nathan Quarry, American mixed martial arts fighter
- 1991Constantinos Hilas, Greek director and actor
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